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Lot 44: A nice and rare "Xiezhai" Kesi silk military rank badge (Buzi)
22 October 2016
Sarzana (SP), ItalyLive Auction
dating: late 19th Century
Depicting the Xiezhai, a mythological animal, on a rock representing the Censor, with two bats flying among the clouds; the ground is finely decorated with gold, woven swastikas. Cut in half and re-sewn, featuring small pitting.
dimensions: dimensions 27.5 x 29 cm.