09 novembre 2010

Manchu civil rank badges & Manchu military rank badges. Late Qing Dynasty

A group of six Manchu civil rank badges. Late Qing Dynasty © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The first a second rank golden pheasant worked in polychrome thread counted stitch and gilt couched threads; the second badge applied with a fourth rank wild goose, the surfaces worked in polychrome threads couching gold and silver-wrapped threads; then a pair of badges applied with third rank pheasants, also worked in polychrome threads couching gold and silver-wrapped threads; the last a pair of fifth rank lophura applied onto badges of... [Lire la suite]