Antique 19th C. Chinese mandarin square, leopard 3rd military silk rank badge textile, trees and flowers with bats in the border, much of the needlework in forbidden stitch. Size : Measures 11 1/2" by 9 5/8".
Backside Court Insignia Badge (Buzi) for a Civil Official of the 3rd Rank (Peacock), Qing dynasty (1644-1911), circa 1900-1910. This is a silk tapestry weave (kesi) patterned with multicolored silk and gold-wrapped thread, Chinese, 11-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches.
Framed Embroidery Fragment, China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), originally part of robe, the panel with a gold-couched, front-facing dragon encircling a flaming pearl amidst clouds and floral roundels, flanked by birds of rank embroidered in Peking knot stitch, all above a lishui border with peonies and ruyi floating in the rolling waves, hem with a floral band embroidered in three shades of blue, wan-fret brocade border added later, 24 x 26 in.