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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-42
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Qianlong
Date Made:
Qing Dynasty c. 1740
Early Date:
1736
Late Date:
1750
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Satin
Gold Thread
Peacock Feather (uncertain)
Technique:
Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Stem Stitch
Peking Knot
Couched
Iconography:
Silver Pheasant
Sun
Pearls
Ju-i
Bell
Pine
Fungus
Marigold
Flowers
Description:
Square rank badge of wife of fifth rank official to be worn on the front of robe. At center a silver pheasant looks back towards sun as it stands on rock in landscape. Water in foreground with two pearls, ruyi scepter and bell. Auspicious flowers and plants including pine, fungus, marigold growing on ground and tall rocky cliffs at either side. Afew clouds in sky. Border of couched gold thread and single thread of peacock feather. Mostly in satin stitch with stem stitch, Peking knot and couched gold thread against blue-black satin. Vertical seam down center. Light blue patterned silk with brown stains as backing.
Credit Line:
Purchased from J. S. Letcher
Other Number:
9-C-2   -   Other Number

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: No. 42, p. 65
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