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A rare fifth-rank civil official's 'double silver pheasant' rank badge, buzi Ming dynasty, 17th century | 明十七世紀 刺綉五品文官白鷳紋補子

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A rare fifth-rank civil official's 'double silver pheasant' rank badge, buzi Ming dynasty, 17th century | 明十七世紀 刺綉五品文官白鷳紋補子

A rare fifth-rank civil official's 'double silver pheasant' rank badge, buzi Ming dynasty, 17th century | 明十七世紀 刺綉五品文官白鷳紋補子

Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 GBP

Lot sold:

32,760

GBP

A rare fifth-rank civil official's 'double silver pheasant' rank badge, buzi

Ming dynasty, 17th century 

明十七世紀 刺綉五品文官白鷳紋補子


colourfully embroidered with a pair of confronted silver pheasants, the lower one standing on prism-like rocks issuing from rolling waves embroidered in silk floss using long stitches and couched threads, all amidst five-coloured ruyi clouds, all on a ground of dark blue silk 

39 by 38.5 cm, 15⅜ by 15⅛ in. 

Some loose threads and minor discoloration throughout.



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Corsini Collection, Florence.

Corsini收藏,佛羅倫薩

John E.Vollmer, Silk for Thrones and Altars, Chinese Costumes and Textiles from the Liao through the Qing dynasty, Myrna Myers, 2003, Paris, no. 11.

Jean-Paul Desroches, Two Americans in Paris: A Quest for Asian Art, 2016, Paris, no. 355.

John E.Vollmer編《Silk for Thrones and Altars, Chinese Costumes and Textiles from the Liao through the Qing dynasty》,Myrna Myers,2003年,巴黎,圖版11

Jean-Paul Desroches編《Two Americans in Paris,A Quest for Asian Art》,2016年,巴黎,圖版355

 

From the Land of Asia, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montréal, 17th November 2016 - 19th March 2017.

From the Land of Asia, Kimbell Art Museum, Texas, 4th March – 19th August 2018.

 《From the Land of Asia》,Pointe-à-Callière 博物館,蒙特利爾,2016年11月17 - 2017年3月19日

《From the Land of Asia》,Kimbell美術館,德克薩斯,2018年3月4 - 8月19日

This striking badge probably belongs to a large group comprising of over thirty similar silk badges, mainly representing lions, silver pheasants and egrets, once sewn into a large hanging or canopy in Palazzo Corsini, Florence, possibly made in Tibet.


A similar embroidered silk 'double silver pheasants' badge, 16th/17th century, is illustrated by J.Vollmer, Silks For Thrones and Altars: Chinese Costumes and Textiles from the Liao Through the Qing Dynasty, Paris, 2003, no.11 and 12.