Qing dynasty Chinese Imperial Rank Badge
with the five-clawed Dragon of Heaven, probably of late Qianlong period (1736-1795), silk, couched gold wrap thread and silk thread, worn on the back of a formal surcoat. D. 275mm, framed and glazed
Provenance: from a private collection
A tear near the top of the shou character, and few others smaller ones towards the bottom of the badge. Minor thread pulling. Minor areas with mold spots. Please note that the badge hasn't been taken out of the frame for inspection.