Chinese embroidered civilian rank badge, depicting white crane in roundel, in a border of bats and Chinese symbols.
The badge measures 7 3/8" x 7 7/8" and is in a frame measuring 11 1/2" x 11 3/4". The background under the badge looks like gold silk, and the frame has both gold and silver bands with black sides (frame is wood).
Lushly embroidered with white, several shades of blue, gold and silver threads on black fabric, this badge is quite striking, and was probably made for a child or spouse of the individual who had a civilian ranking.
The embroidery appears to be in beautiful condition, no fading or losses, and the frame has some slight dings around the outer edge.
NOTE: There is some reflection on the glass in some of the photos, and the gold thread does not show up as well, as it is still bright in color (the thread panel on the bottom is primarily done in gold thread). The first photo has the best color.
Ready to hang and enjoy, this rank badge is a fine example of this very specialized embroidery format.