Late 18th Century
First rank civil official's wife's square rank badge for front of robe. Crane looking back towards sun stands with wings spread on rock in landscape with stream and mountain. Pine, fungus, bamboo, chrysanthemums grow on the rocks. Single group of clouds in sky. Seam at center. Satin stitch on blue-black satin. Narrow black satin border. Blue 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. 15, p. 62
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