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Rare Chinese Military 4th Silk Rank Badge with Tiger, 19th C.
June 2019 Auction by Far East Asian Art

An informal male front Mandarin square with a tiger, denoting the 4th military rank. Counted stitch on silk gauze with metallic threads. The animal is standing on a rock above deep water. Bordered and lined with silk. Reference: "Ladder to the Clouds" by Jackson & Hugus Berkeley 1999, page 194, No. 13.014: showing a buzi with the animal in the same position...
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