Antique Chinese Rank Badge with Metallic Threading 44853

Size: 1 ft x 1 ft (0.3 m x 0.3 m)
Origin: China

Produced for an official with a third rank title, this civilian rank badge includes a gold ground and great deal of gilded embroidery along with exquisite celadon-green accents.

Woven for a high-ranking civilian official, this traditional Chinese rank badge depicts a peacock, which is the traditional bird associated with the third rank. This exquisite rank badge is embroidered with a shimmering gold background decorated with scroll work and fretted pinyan wan motifs. In addition to the gilded embellishments used throughout the peacock’s tail feathers and body as well as the shou character and bat border, the subtle shade of celadon-green is continued in the clouds, ocean waves and lishui striped water.

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