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Qing Dynasty 5th Civil Official Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant

Qing Dynasty 5th Civil Official Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1336467

Please refer to our stock # QINBZ05 when inquiring.
 $700.00 
Rank badges (Buzi, Mandarin Square) were textile panels that normally decorated the official outfits of nobles and civil and militarily officials during the Ming and Qing dynasties. This particular example has 5 bats (wu fu) symbolizing  5 blessings (a commonly used homophone in traditional Chinese culture): health, wealth, longevity, love of virtue and a peaceful death. The embroidery is skillfully stitched, and there is a border of “gold” metallic threads in the key-fret (leiwen) pattern - a technique that was very popular for Qing Dynasty rank badges.  Ref: Nien Museum Size: 30.5 cmx 30.5 cm Condition: Good. Light staining with some loose threads from normal wear.