Lot 9196. Four pairs of embroidered civil rank badges, Late Qing-Republic period. Estimate USD 1,500 ~ 2,500. Sold for US$ 1,375 (€1,238). Photo: Bonhams.
Including two pairs in brightly worked counted stitch with similar wanzi diaper backgrounds in shades of blue, one pair applied with what may be a yellow and white wild goose of the fourth rank, the other pair applied with a second rank silver pheasant (soiling); the third pair in satin stitch applied with a brightly colored peacock of the third rank within a roundel of flowering branches; the last pair applied with what may be a second rank silver pheasant on a ground of pomegranates, peaches and finger citron (sewn together, extensive wear, soiling).  - 9 x 9 1/2in (23 x 24cm) to 10 x 11 1/4in (25.5 x 28.5cm)
Bonhams'. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS, 10:00 PDT, SAN FRANCISCO