Lot 3414. An embroidered civil official's rank badge of a goose, buzi, late Kangxi period (1662-1722); 11 5/8 x 11 5/8 in. (29.5 x 29.5 cm.)Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 180,000Price realised HKD 325,000© Christie's Images Ltd 2014.

Made for a fourth rank official, the front badge is finely embroidered with a goose standing on one leg, with the head facing the sun and the wings outstretched, surrounded by colourful scrolling clouds characteristic of the Kangxi period, all set against a gleaming gold ground.

Provenance: A private Swedish collection sold by Linda Wrigglesworth Ltd during the early 1990s.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 26 November 2014