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A pair of paradise flycatcher rank badges of a second rank official, China, 19th century. Photo Nagel.

Dense knot stitch embroidery on blue satin, depicting the bird within auspicious flower and fruit on an ocean of eight buddhist symbols. Front badge resewn, good condition. 31 x 30 cmEstimate 1500/2500 €

Property from an old South German private collection.

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A pair of gold embroidered peacock rank badges of a third-rank official, China, 19th century. Photo Nagel.

Gold and silver wrapped threads on silk, couched stitch and appliqué bird, the peacock within eight buddhist symbols and dense cloud motifs. Front badge sewn, minor wear. 30 x 30 cm. Estimate 1500/2500 €

Property from an old South German private collection.

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A pair of kesi mandarin squares depicting a peacock symbolizing the third-rank official, China, early 19th  century. Photo Nagel.

Front badge resewn, minor wear. 29,5 x 29,5 cm. Estimate 1000/1500 €

Property from an old South German private collection.

Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". 8.5.2014 - http://www.auction.de/