A pair of kesi military fourth rank tiger badges. Qing dynasty (1644-1911)photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012

together with a gilt embroidered xiezhi Censor's rank badge; a similar gilt embroidered Third Rank Leopard; a Fifth Rank Bear; and a silver gilt embroidered xiezhi Censor's badge (6). Lot 1260. Price Realized £4,375 ($6,891)

Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles 18 May 2012  London, South Kensington