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Mandarin Square / Chinese Rank Badge

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 front 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.
Very good
Item Number 6196

£550.00

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