An exquisite antique embroidered Chinese Qing dynasty fifth level woman's civil rank badge depicting a silver pheasant. This includes both the front and back piece from the robe, framed together. Fantastic colours and beautiful detail in the embroidery.-Frame 21.5" L x 12" W. Rank Badges 8 1/4" L x 9" W each & or 16.5" L x 9" W.
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Regarded as status symbols, civil rank badges were a form of public prestige awarded to accomplished scholars. The fifth rank depicts a silver pheasant. The sun on the right side of this piece indicates that it would have belonged to the wife of the scholar.
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