Late 18th Century
Three Halberds with Vase
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.
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. 17, p. 63
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