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Retro 51 Metropolitan Chinese Tiger Rank Badge Rollerball

Retro 51 Metropolitan Chinese Tiger Rank Badge Rollerball

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This 18th century Chinese rank badge with tiger is officially joining the Retro51 x The Met collection! In the Ming and Qing dynasty, badges like this one were embroidered to indicate civil officials or rank of military officers and would have been sewn onto the front of the individual's robes. A symbol of authority and bravery, the tiger adorned badge specified a senior commander (Rank 3) in the Ming dynasty and a regimental vice commander (Rank 4) in the Qing dynasty.

This intricate design has been silk screened onto the pen barrel with a lightly textured lacquer, accented by polished brass accents. The Met logo is on the top ring and finial with a numbered top disk. The commemorative packaging tube can double as a pen stand for when you want to admire this beautiful pen on your desk. Find new courage in your writing with the Tiger Rank Badge in hand!


This rollerball pen is packaged in a commemorative tube with more information about each design included. Each Tornado rollerball has the Met logo imprinted on the finial and is finished with polished chrome trim. Although they are not limited editions, the top rings are engraved with The Met logo and a serial number. These beautiful designs are a must have for any art lover.


The Tornado rollerball is a well balanced pen in the hand; it writes smoothly and effortlessly. Each pen comes loaded with a Retro 51 rollerball refill or Schmidt P8126/P8127/P8120 Easily convert to a ballpoint with the Retro 51 REF71 or Schmidt Easy Flow 9000 refill.

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