Early 19th Century
Rank badge to be worn on front of robe of Imperial Censor or Judge. At center a white hsieh-chai with blue and green mane and tail and orange flames sits in a rocky landscape with waterfall. There is a pavillion on one side and the landscape includes pines, peonies, fungus and bamboo. The sky is gold with multi-colored clouds, two bats and a red sun. Stylized k'uei-lung dragons in navy form the border with band of gold at outer edge. Design is done in k'o-ssu tapestry with painted details in black ink. Blue silk backing with stamp "Made in China." Vertical seam at center.
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. 68
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