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Embroidered Rank Badge

Auction:
2872T
Lot:
2233
Sold for:
$1,107$900

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Auction:
Discovery - 2872T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
December 10, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Embroidered Rank Badge, China, 18th/19th century, depicting a tiger signifying the fourth military rank, embroidered in "forbidden stitch" or seed stitch, with bats and Buddhist treasures, surrounded by blue ruyi-head clouds on a couched gold thread ground, above a lishui border and crashing waves, framed and glazed, sight size 9 3/4 x 10 in.
Estimate $600-800

Good condition, not examined out of frame.


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, Chinese art, Embroidery, Goldwork, Mandarin square, Needlework, Ruyi, Stitch

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