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Rank Badge (China), mid- 19th century

This is a Rank badge. It is dated mid- 19th century and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is silk and metallic embroidery on silk foundation and its technique is embroidered with satin and couching stitches on gauze weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Estate of Mrs. Robert H. Patterson. It is credited Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Robert H. Patterson.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 29.6 × 23.3 cm (11 5/8 × 9 3/16 in.)

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Rank Badge (China), mid- 19th century; silk and metallic embroidery on silk foundation; H x W: 29.6 × 23.3 cm (11 5/8 × 9 3/16 in.); Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Robert H. Patterson; 1941-31-40

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