Early 18th Century
Square third rank civil official's wife's badge. Worn on front of robe. A peacock with wings spread looks back towards sun as it stands on a rock amidst waves. A Ru-i scepter, rhinoceros horn and pearls float in the waves. Fungus or cloud-like border. Satin stitch and couched gold thread on red figured satin back ground. Seam down center. Brown silk backing.
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. 23, p. 63
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