Early 18th Century
Fifth rank military officer's bear square. Animal couched in gold, with details, and the entire background in satin stitch; waves in split satin stitch. Small sun, arching waves, rudimentary li shui, no symbols.
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. 3, p. 71
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