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Chinese Embroidered Rank Badge, 19th Century. Photo Doyle

Made for a civil official of the first rank, worked in gold and colored silk, woven with a central crane, the body forming a roundel alighting on a rocky crag emerging from waves interspersed with auspicious symbols, surrounded by ruyi shaped clouds, framed. Height 11 5/8 inches, width 11 3/4 inches. Estimate $800-1,200

Doyle. Asian Works of Art. Monday, September 15, 2014 at 10am