A Chinese 5th rank civil badge from the mid-C19th from the front of a woman’s robe, the kesi weave silver pheasant depicted against a background of black-outlined ruyi clouds and auspicious objects over lishui waves, symbolising 'may all you wish for come to you'. This badge is not mounted on card.
[Illustrated on p64 of Chinese Silks and Sewing Tools by Jocelyn Chatterton Pub 2002]. 31cms x 30cms
Condition Good. Fading and some losses to threads. Please see photos.
From the Dr Jocelyn Chatterton collection
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