Up for sale is a rare antique Chinese silk rank badge, early 1800's, embroidered with a paradise flycatcher bird, bats, peonies, peaches, seawaves, sun disc, colored cloud patterns, buddhist auspicious symbols against a dark blue silk ground; meant to be wore on the back of a Mandarin official's surcoat; intricate embroideries ! Backed with light blue silk lining.
Measurements : 12" x 12.5"
Overall, it is in very good condition, vibrant silk floss embroideries, no tear or wear. See pictures for details. Stains in the lining, and loose gold thread from the border.( See pictures )
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