Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant


Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95)

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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.

Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant, Silk, pearls, and metallic thread embroidery on silk satin, China

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