A rare second rank military official's badge of a lion, buzi, Ming dynasty, 17th Century | 明十七世紀 刺綉二品武官獅子紋補子
25,000 - 35,000 GBP
A rare second rank military official's badge of a lion, buzi Ming dynasty, 17th Century
finely embroidered with a seated lion with green mane and tail, surrounded by large clusters of lozenge-shaped clouds, prism-like rocks and rolling waves, all worked in vibrant shades of green, orange, blue, yellow and white couched silk floss and couched gold threads on an unusual twisted blue silk thread ground
37 by 38 cm, 14½ by 15 in.
Some loose threads, mostly around the edges, and minor discoloration throughout.
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Corsini Collection, Florence.
John E.Vollmer, Silk for Thrones and Altars, Chinese Costumes and Textiles from the Liao through the Qing dynasty, Myrna Myers, 2003, Paris, no. 12.
Jean-Paul Desroches, Two Americans in Pairs: a Quest for Asian Art, 2016, Paris, no.356.
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12
Jean-Paul Desroches《Two Americans in Pairs: a Quest for Asian Art》,2016年，巴黎, 圖版356
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
The colourful badge was part of a group of over twenty similar badges once sewn into a large curtain or canopy reportedly from the collection of the Palazzo Corsini in Florence.
Refer to an almost identical rank badge from the Linda Wriggleworth collection, sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008, lot 19.