Square rank badge for wife of seventh rank official. At center Mandarin Duck looks back towards sun as it stands on a rock amidst waves. Jewels in the sea including ju-i scepter. Auspicious flowers on rocky banks at both sides. Combination flower and cloud-like pattern in foreground and in sky. Three red bats and three blue bats in the sky. Pairs of k'uei-lung dragons facing round shou characters on each side of border and bats in corners of border. Black silk border and red patterned silk backing with hole in one of the upper corners with remnant of white paper label and black stamp oval seal that says "Made in China."
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. 66
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