(c) 2006-present R. Macaraeg
Subject: 知縣 zhīxiàn mandarin as local magistrate
Setting: late Qing empire, China 19thc
Leeds City Museum > Voices of Asia *
"Official's hat China, 1890s Black silk hat with red tassel fring worn by mandarins or government officials during the Qing dynasty.
Different ranks wore different spherical ornaments, here the ornament is a plain crystal."