Mandarin Rank Badge - Civil Order
Mandarin Rank Badge - Civil Order
Mandarin Rank Badge - Civil Order
Mandarin Rank Badge - Civil Order

Period of QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

Mandarin Rank Badge - Civil Order

c. 1880 China

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£450 gbp
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Chinese mandarin square or rank badge showing a wild goose embroidered in couched gilt thread.
the badge is from the back of a man's robe.
The badge shows the bird standing on rock work above a turbulent sea with the waves shaped as s
ruyi heads. The sky is embroidered with stylised ruyi headed clouds. Both the sea and the sky have the Buddhist treasures
The border is embroidered with couched gilt and metallic thread with bats and shou signs.
As the badge is relatively uncluttered it usually signifies the start of a new Emperor's reign
The wild goose being the fourth rank was worn by civil servants that could have had positions as; Directors or Assistant Directors of Imperial Household, Courts, Censorates, Foreign Relations with Tributary States, Circuit Indents, Assistant salt Controllers.
Couching metallic is not easy this has excellent couching and embroidery
All mounted and conserved
Some loss of thread to the stripy sea below the bird
Dimensions
Height 29.00 cm (11.42 inches)
External Height 49.00 cm (19.29 inches)
External Width 48.00 cm (18.90 inches)
Stock Code
6200
Medium
Chinese silk
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