Button: ji guan

One third rank ji guan (Chinese court official's hat) insignia. Comprises a transparent blue glass sphere threaded between a multi-tiered base and single-tiered cap of bronze with traces of gilding. Upper base decoration consists of lotus-like leaf-shaped scrolls with trefoil beads surmounting several tiers of stylised flowers with petals of coiled wire and prominent bead-like carpels. Cap presents eight stylised flowers surrounding a ninth central floral motif. Length of pink and white string attached to upper part of base.
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Dimensions (h x w): 53.75 x 27.53mm
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