Mandarin Rank Badge of an Egret / 6th Rank Civil
Mandarin Rank Badge of an Egret / 6th Rank Civil

Period of QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

Mandarin Rank Badge of an Egret / 6th Rank Civil

c. 1860 China

Offered by Catherine Hunt Oriental Antiques

£680 gbp
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Chinese Mandarin Square/ Mandarin Rank Badge off a woman's robe from the back of the robe.
The bird is an Egret which is the sixth rank in the Chinese Civil Service and all in gilt thread.
it is perched on a rock amidst waves and a turbulent sea. The waves and sea are predominately in couched gilt thread as is the carp and some of the lotus flowers which are in and around it.
The back ground to the bird is of blue silk and gilt thread to show Ruyi headed clouds with Buddhist symbols in an arc. the sun is all coral beads in a tight circle.
the border shows bats and shou signs for fortune and luck of the wearer.
Woman were allowed to reflect the rank of their husband.
the sixth rank could be secretaries or tutors in the Imperial Academy, Sectaries or registrars in various Imperial Offices or Police magistrates. Buddhist and Taoist priests were also of the sixth rank.
All framed and conserved, the photos show the badge before framing
Overall very good
From a private collection
Height 33.00 cm (12.99 inches)
Width 33.00 cm (12.99 inches)
External Height 65.00 cm (25.59 inches)
External Width 65.00 cm (25.59 inches)
Stock Code
silk and gilt thread
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