Button: ji guan

One fourth rank ji guan (Chinese court official's hat) insignia. Comprises a gold-flecked blue sphere threaded between a gilt metal base and cap. Base exhibits stylised botanical pattern; cap is unembellished. Blue sphere chipped on one side with damaged area exhibiting blue-green corrosion typical of bronze or copper material. Red string tied around upper part of base.
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Graves in Shensi and Shansi.
Diameter x Length: 55.45 x 33.35mm (2 3/16 x 1 5/16")
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