Chinese Silk Embroidery Civil 5th Rank Badge "Silver Pheasant" with glass handles. In great shape for its age! These badges have become coveted collectors items. However, it is not the first time around for this. During the late 19th and early 20th century, the badges were prized collector items for wives of western diplomats stationed in Peking or Shanghai, and missionaries throughout China.It is thanks to these collectors that we are able to find many of the badges that come available today. The western collectors in old China not only framed the beautiful badges and hung them on walls, thus preserving them for future generations, but made evening purses of them.
A few of the silk strings are loose, but not many. The work is called "K'ossu" embroidery. He décor on the side has a few loose strings also.The item "Chinese Silk Embroidery Civil 5th Rank Badge Silver Pheasant glass handles" is in sale since Tuesday, October 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Robes & Textiles". The seller is "djslewis1" and is located in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.