Square rank badge for wife of fifth rank civil official worn on front of robe. Silver pheasant looks back towards sun as it stands on rock amidst waves. Two other rock formations and flowering plants appear in the waves. Five red/pink bats and two blue bats with auspicious flowering plants hover in the sky. Stylized cloud or flower motif in sky and water. Border of k'uei lung (dragon), shou characters and red lotus flowers and leaves. Entirely in Peking knot against blue-black satin. Vertical seam down center. Blue 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. 40, p. 65
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