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Dublin Core

Title

Button: ji guan

Description

One second rank ji guan (Chinese court official's hat) insignia. Comprises an opaque orange sphere threaded between a base and cap of bronze with traces of gilding. One side of sphere engraved with seal character 寿 shòu (longevity). Base presents a stylised moulded design; cap reiterates shòu motif corroded to the limit of legibility.

Source

Rewi Alley

Provenance

Set of Mandarin buttons, C1957.469-481, gifted to Canterbury Museum by Alley in 1937 during a visit to New Zealand. In 1950, loaned to the Rewi Alley Chinese Art and Crafts Exhibition, held at the Provincial Council Chambers, Christchurch.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

65.54x35.47mm (h x w)

Museum Ac. No.

C1957.470

Usage Rights

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Period

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD)

Citation

“Button: ji guan,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed December 4, 2021, http://www.rewialleyart.nz/items/show/1032.