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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-17
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
Late 18th Century
Early Date:
1775
Late Date:
1799
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Satin
Gold Thread
Technique:
Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Stem Stitch
Couched
Iconography:
Crane
Pine
Fungus
Three Halberds with Vase
Sun
Lucky Jewels
Ju-i
Description:
Square first rank civil official's wife's badge. Crane looking back towards the sun stands on rock amidst waves. At each side rocks jut out of the water with pine and fungus. The lucky jewels, ruyi scepter and three halberds in a vase are among the waves. Five bats in the sky. Greek fret border. Embroidered using satin stitch, stem stitch, and couching with silk thread and gold thread on blue-black satin background. Blue-green silk backing.
Credit Line:
Purchased from J. S. Letcher

Bibliography:

[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. 17, p. 63
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