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Mandarin Rank Badge Kesi / K'o-Suu Type

Chinese Mandarin Rank badge or Mandarin square kesi badge of a fifth rank civil order showing a Silver pheasant .
The badge was originally from the back of a man's robe made after 1830.
the badge shows a bird perched on a rock or above a turbulent sea. the sky shows ruyi headed clouds, lotus and precious objects of the Taoist.
The kesi style or k'o-suu style is not embroidered but a woven badge as in the robes of the same style.
private collection
excellent
See Ladder to the Clouds by Beverley Jackson and Michael hugus see 12.034 for similar
Item Number 6195

£590.00

Material Silk
Age c. 1830
Dimensions Width 47.00 cm  (18.50 inches)  
Height 47.00 cm  (18.50 inches)