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Chinese Embroidered Rank Badge, 19th Century. Photo Doyle

Made for a civil official of the fifth rank, worked in gold and colored silk, woven with a silver pheasant facing the coral beaded sun as it sets off from a rock amidst billowing waves and a stylized ruyi cloud sky interspersed with Buddhist emblems above lishui stripe, within an alternating shou character and bat border, framed. Height 11 1/2 inches, width 12 1/4 inches. Estimate $800-1,200

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