Later 17th century, Reign of Kangxi. First rank of crane square; bird shaped in medallion pose, a rare Early Ch'ing characteristic (Cf. 52-23-13). which has same convention with a different bird for a different rank. The rich Kangxi style of satin stitch over hog bristles for the bird, clouds, etc,. on a couched gold background. Peacock feathers on neck and lower wing feathers and on the rock have disappeared but the green couching threads still remain. Border has been replaced by a gold edging.
Purchased from Mrs. Cecil P. Reichel
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