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A Chinese C19th kesi weave rank badge with silver pheasant

A Chinese C19th kesi weave rank badge with silver pheasant

Code: 261014

£465.00 Approx $620, €520.13

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