Square rank badge for wife of seventh rank civil official to be worn on front of summer robe. A Mandarin Duck stands at center looking towards the sun. It is perched on a rock amidst waves with landscape. Pearls and a swastika in the waves. Plants include pine, bamboo and marigold. Border of two narrow bands of couched gold. Almost entirely in couched gold outlines on black gauze. Vertical seam down center. Backing of black gauze. Back has two paper sticky labels one on top of the other. The one on top has seal in red ink and two Chinese characters written in black ink on top of seal.
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: p. 67
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