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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-36A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
Early 18th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1825
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Gold Thread
Technique:
Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Couched Filling Stitch
Couched
Iconography:
Silver Pheasant
Pearls
Bell
Sun
Li Shui
Description:
Square badge to be worn by fifth rank civil official on back of robe. Silver pheasant looks back towards sun as it stands on a rock amidst waves with li shui motif. Two pearls and bronze bell float in waves. Sky is entirely filled with swirl-like motif. Satin stitch with back of bird in couched filling stitch and outlines in couched gold thread. Narrow border of gold silk. Stained blue 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. 36, p. 65
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