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IMPERIAL CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART FROM THE DETRING/VON HANNEKEN COLLECTION

AN ORDER OF THE DOUBLE DRAGON MEDAL
LATE QING DYNASTY
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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IMPERIAL CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART FROM THE DETRING/VON HANNEKEN COLLECTION

AN ORDER OF THE DOUBLE DRAGON MEDAL
LATE QING DYNASTY
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art

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AN ORDER OF THE DOUBLE DRAGON MEDAL
LATE QING DYNASTY
First or Transitional type (circa 1896), Third Class, First Grade, uniface neck badge in silver gilt, with two dragons flanking a central rough-cut blue stone against a turquoise enamelled ground, fitted with a double-sided suspension of European style including a link in the form of two fish, suspended from a Chinese embroidered double dragon neck riband in blue
Width: 5.50 cm, 2 1/8  in.
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Provenance

Possibly awarded to Gustav Detring (1842-1913), and thence by descent.

Catalogue Note

This medal is extremely rare and was probably commissioned by Li Hongzhang (1823-1901) during his visit to Europe in 1986. Several aspects suggest it was an experimental piece, such as the European aspects of style, the probability that Detring and von Hanneken had both received Second Class insignia of the Order at the time of its creation, and its rarity. A comparable badge, but without any trace of it ever having had a central stone, gifted to the American Numismatic Society by Harrold E. Gillingham in 1925, was sold at Morton & Eden London, 26th April 2007, lot 42.

Important Chinese Art

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