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Pair of Embroidered Rank Badges

Auction:
2843B
Lot:
396
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2843B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 19, 2015 11:00AM

Description:

Pair of Embroidered Rank Badges, China, 18th/19th century, depicting a leopard signifying the third military rank, standing on a crashing wave with a lishui border below, with bats and peony, lotus, and chrysanthemum sprigs, surrounded by stylized clouds and gilt scrolling tendrils, all embroidered in "forbidden stitch" or knotted stitch, mounted as a tray, badges 11 1/2 x 12 1/4, overall 13 1/4 x 26 1/4 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Glass removed from tray, loose and lost gold threads to both badges concentrated at the borders, overall fading.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

China, Badge, Embroidery, Heraldic badge, Knotted stitch, Mandarin square, Stitch

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