Insignia for a 1st rank civil official (crane) - 950.100.131_1


Insignia for a 1st rank civil official (crane)

Medium:Satin embroidered in silk and gold thread
Geography: China
Date: late 18th century
Period: Qianlong (r. 1735-1795) or Jiaqing (r. 1796-1820), Qing Dynasty
11 x 11 1/2 in.
Object number: 950.100.131
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionRight and left halves of insignia badge for the front of the pufu (overcoat) of a 1st rank civil official (crane). Blue-black satin with silk floss embroidery in satin stitch, stem stitch and knot stitch with variations. Right-facing bird on mound in blue and green billows with precious objects. Multicoloured cloud and bats against background of trefoil motif in a variation of stem stitch in red, green and yellow. Narrow border of couched gold thread.
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