Early 19th Century
Fifth rank military officer's bear square. In satin stitch, with pink background of same (resembling No. 57, this was probably also made for use on a mourning robe). The whitish form of the bear, instead of the more usual blue one. Simple key fret border.
Purchased from J. S. Letcher
[Article] Cammann, Schuyler. 1953. Chinese Mandarin Squares: Brief Catalogue of the Lechter Collection. The University Museum Bulletin. 17 (3): pp. 2-73. : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 3, p. 72 and fig. 26
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