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Subject:Size of rank badges
Posted By: Ben Wu Tue, Apr 05, 2005

Most of the Chinese rank badges I encounter are about 12x12 inches in size, but sometimes I run into some which are smaller, perhaps around 9x9". Does anyone know anything about these smaller badges? Were they for kids? Are they less valuable? Thanks for your help!

Subject:Re: Size of rank badges
Posted By: Anthony M. Lee Wed, Apr 06, 2005

Rank badges of smaller size could have several possible reasons - for Children, for women, for elderly officials. Standard size is larger, but can also vary between the summer and winter PUFU surcoat. Ming badges are quite a bit larger, and it may be that early Qing were larger and gradually diminished in size standardizing by the mid 18th century. I think in most cases value will still be based on quality over size.

Anthony M. Lee
Asian Art Research

Subject:Re: Size of rank badges
Posted By: Jim Lee Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Rank badges of Yunzheng period are of 9 inch by 9 inch. | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |