Square rank badge for wife of fourth rank official. To be worn on the front of robe. At center a wild goose looking back at the sun stands on a rock amidst waves. Pearls float in the water. Li shui pattern in the foreground. A row of rocks beyond the water and to each side with peonies, marigolds, fungus, and bamboo. Five bats and clouds against a brown cloth ground. Greek fret border. Satin stitch, stem stitch, Peking Knot and couched gold thread used. Seam down the center. Pink silk backing.
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: No. 31, p. 64
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