Chinese Qing Mandarin Coral Official's Hat Button on Silver and Jade Mount
Chinese Qing Mandarin Coral Official's Hat Button on Silver and Jade Mount Chinese Qing Mandarin Coral Official's Hat Button on Silver and Jade Mount Chinese Qing Mandarin Coral Official's Hat Button on Silver and Jade Mount Chinese Qing Mandarin Coral Official's Hat Button on Silver and Jade Mount Chinese Qing Mandarin Coral Official's Hat Button on Silver and Jade Mount Chinese Qing Mandarin Coral Official's Hat Button on Silver and Jade Mount Chinese Qing Mandarin Coral Official's Hat Button on Silver and Jade Mount Chinese Qing Mandarin Coral Official's Hat Button on Silver and Jade Mount Chinese Qing Mandarin Coral Official's Hat Button on Silver and Jade Mount
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Chinese Qing Mandarin Coral Official's Hat Button on Silver and Jade Mount

DETAILS
An antique Chinese woven, coral seed bead hat button. It was worn during formal court ceremonies on an official's hat (Qingdai guanmao). The knob of the hat would identify the wearer's rank and coral signifies a second-rank official. It is mounted on a jade and silver base. 
PLACE OF ORIGIN
China
MARKS
Unmarked
PERIOD
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
DATE
Late 19th century
DIMENSIONS
Width 2.75 Depth 2.75 Height 4 inches
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