Square rank badge for third rank official. Peacock at center facing sun stands on rock amidst waves. Fungus, rhinoceros horn, coin and pearls float in the sea while peonies, fungus, bamboo, peaches and narcissus grow on the rocky banks at either side. Clouds and three bats float in the sky against couched gold thread background. Primarily done in satin stitch with seed pearls on bird. Border of three concentric silk bands. Light blue silk backing.
Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952
[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. 25, p. 64
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