A pair of military official's Lion rank badges, Qing Dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's

embroidered in knotted stitch with the lion emblem of the second rank, depicted standing on a rock emerging from turbulent waves scattered with emblems of the Eight Immortals, flanked by a peach tree and peony bush, surrounded by bats and auspicious clouds, one badge divided down the middle (2). Height 11 3/4 in., 29.8 cm; Width 12 in., 30.5 cm. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 USD

A censor's badge, possibly from the same series as the present lot, was sold in Christie's Paris, 14th December 2011, lot 156.

Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART. 18 MARS 2014 - 19 MARS 2014. NEW YORK - www.sothebys.com