1900 - 1911
Square rank badge for fifth rank civil official for front of robe. Silver pheasant flies above waves in direction of silver sun disk. Lucky jewels including pearls, rhinoceros horn, fungus float in the waves above li shui motif in silver. Sky is filled with blue clouds. Alternating blue bats and silver chou characters at border. Satin stitch and couched metalic thread with buttonhole stitch against black silk. Seam down center. Light blue silk backing with stains.
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. 38, p. 65
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