Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95)
Silk, pearls, and metallic thread embroidery on silk satin
10 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. (26 x 26.7 cm)
Bequest of William Christian Paul, 1929
Not on view
An exquisite example of Qing rank badge, this badge use minuscule pearls to render the white feathers of the bird in addition to extremely refined embroidery. The silver pheasant corresponds to the fifth civil rank.
William Christian Paul , the Bronx, NY (until d. 1929)