Late 19th Century
Eight Buddhist Symbols
Square rank badge for wife of first rank official. Crane faces the sun as it stands on a rock amidst waves and li shui motif. The Buddhist symbols, lucky jewels, bell and scepter float in the sea. On either side are rocks with pagoda, pavilion, fungus and pines. In the sky are five green bats and five Buddhist symbols with clouds on a swastika fret pattern in the background. Primarily in satin stitch with Peking knot and couched gold thread on dark blue or black satin. Border is simply couched gold thread.
Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Chinese New Year Festival (1997 - 1997)
[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: Figure 9, No. 18, p. 63
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