Silver Tinsel Thread
Split Satin Stitch
Stem Satin Stitch
Square rank badge for back of Imperial Censor or Judge's robe. At center hsieh-chai with green mane and tail with orange flames sits on rock amidst waves. Jewels in waves including pearls, fungus, rhinoceros horn. Auspicious plants include peonies and fungus on one side and peaches and narcissus on the bank. The sky is filled with clouds, five orange bats and red sun against a blue-black background. Border of Greek fret pattern in couched gold thread. Satin stitch used primarily with details in stem stitch, split satin stitch, Peking knots and a couched silver tinsel thread wrapped in green silk.
Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952
[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: p. 68
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