Antique Chinese Textiles by Dorothy Berry

A Chinese military rank badge (5th)

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1303051

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PRICE REDUCED ! A Chinese military rank badge for a military mandarin depicting a bear,embroidered in gold and silver couched stitch Made for a fifth rank official, the badge is finely embroidered with a bear with the head facing the sun, flying above rocks and waves amidst scrolling clouds set against a ground of couched silver and gold threads. The scene is framed by a square border of the greek key pattern. There is a red sun with some of the Eight Auspicious symbols embroidered in the back ground. c 1880 In good condition with some loose threads at the border. Approx 11 in square.