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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-26
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
Late 18th Century
Early Date:
1775
Late Date:
1799
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Satin
Gold Thread
Technique:
Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Stem Stitch
Split Stitch
Peking Knot
Couched
Iconography:
Wild Goose
Sun
Cypress
Pine
Fungus
Bamboo
Description:
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.
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: Figure 11, No. 26, p. 64
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