Late 18th Century
Square fourth rank civil official's wife's badge. A Wild goose looks back towards the sun as it stands on a rock beside a stream. Pine, cypress, fungus and bamboo in landscape. Border of couched silk braid and gold threads. Mostly done in satin stitch on blue-black satin but also stem stitch, split stitch and Peking knot used.
Purchased from J. S. Letcher
[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: Figure 11, No. 26, p. 64
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