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Chinese Embroidered Rank Badge, 19th Century. Photo Doyle

Made for a civil official of the fourth rank, woven with a goose gazing up at the sun, standing on a rocky ledge issuing from turbulent waves tossed with Buddhist emblems, amidst a sky interspersed with auspicious symbols against a wan diaper ground above lishui stripe, within an alternating border of shou symbols and bats, framed. Height 11 1/2 inches, width 11 3/4 inches. Estimate $800-1,200

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