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A rare embroidered civil official's 'Peacock' rank badge, buzi, Kangxi period (1662-1722), made for a third rank official, finely embroidered in satin stitch, the center with a peacock, standing with one leg raised and the other standing on rockwork, its head turned towards the sun amidst ruyi-form clouds, against a ground of couched gold thread, above rolling waves, bordered by a narrow band of classic scrolls; 10 1/4 in. (26 cm.) square.