Late 19th Century
Eight Buddhist Symbols
Square rank badge for sixth rank civil official. Egret stands at center facing sun and standing on a rock amidst waves. The Eight Buddhist symbols and pearls float in the waves with rocks at either side with peony, fungus, bamboo, peach tree and narcissus. Five bats and clouds in the sky. Border contains alternating bats and chou character. Done in Peking knot stitch with outlines in couched white twisted cord on blue-black satin. Salmon colored silk backing with large stain at top and Chinese characters in one corner on back with remnants of sticker.
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. 45, p. 66
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