Embroidered Military Rank Badge, China, late 19th century, depicting a lion signifying the second rank, surrounded by ruyi-head clouds, flowers, and peaches, with Buddhist treasures combined with the rolling waves below, all embroidered in "forbidden stitch" or seed stitch, with a narrow border of alternating bats and shou symbols, 11 1/2 x 12 in.
The Jim Dixon Collection, to benefit the Krishnamurti Foundation of America
Very good condition, very minor loose threads at border.
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