Estimate: $150 – $200
Civil Rank Badge. 18/19th c. 6th rank (Egret) man’s badge. Combination of silk embroidery/forbidden knot (blind stitch). The egret with blue legs, crest and beak, one raised facing the sun on the right is perched on a rock on a body of water with Buddhist symbols as though floating in turbulent waters, a peach tree with fruit to the left, flowering peony to the right side. Above field with clouds in the form “lingzhi”, sacred mushroom and flying bats. Mounted as a mirror. Measures 10” x 11” sight under glass, mirror overall 37″ x 13″, hangers at top.