Late 19th Century
Second rank military officer's lion square. (Only the curls on the mane and back can identify these late Qing lions from the blue form of the fifth rank bear). Done in rather coarse satin stitch on blue-black satin, with couched mane and tail on the animal ( as on No. 64); waves in stem satin stitch; some of the symbols in Peking knot; masses outlined in couched white cord. Greek fret border couched in gold.
Purchased from J. S. Letcher
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Chinese New Year Festival (1997 - 1997)
[Article] Cammann, Schuyler. 1953. Chinese Mandarin Squares: Brief Catalogue of the Lechter Collection. The University Museum Bulletin. 17 (3): pp. 2-73.
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