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1870's Pair Chinese Military 4th Rank Male Badges

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Start price: $2,000

Estimated price: $4,000 - $6,000

Buyer's premium: 25%

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Pair of lovely antique 1870’s Chinese military 4th rank male rank badges. Each with a tiger embroidered in gold metallic threads and satin stitched silk threads, in a crouching position with a golden sun. Incredible stitching throughout with various swirling details and stars. Matted and framed in museum quality frames. Badge 10" H x 10 3/4" W, in frame 19 1/4" H x 19 3/4" W

Published in "Threads of Gold: Chinese Textiles – Ming to Ch’ing" by Paul Haig & Maria Shelton

Condition: Badges stabilized, some loss to threads, scuffs to frame and missing circular decoration to one frame.