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Mandarin Civil Rank badge

Chinese mandarin rank badge from the civil service 6th rank. The badge is of an Egret from the front of a woman's robe.
Embroidered in couched metallic thread including gilt thread to show the bird facing a sun perched on rocks in a turbulent sea. The back ground of flowers is more a nod back towards the badges of the 18th century
The sixth rank civil servants were in positions that included tutors and secretaries at the Royal Academy, Police magistrates, Secretaries in various Imperial offices, Astronomers, priests and law secretaries.

Typical of the badges of the end of the 19th century and a very good example of type
All framed and conserved
Item Number 6132

£680.00

Material silk and gilt thread
Age c. 1890
Dimensions Width 28.00 cm  (11.02 inches)  
Height 27.00 cm  (10.63 inches)