Later 17th century, reign of Kangxi. Fifth rank silver pheasant square. Rare example of survival of Ming-type bird with the Ming style of many straight-edged feathers, instead of the later scalloped-edge style. The rich Kangxi style of satin stitch over hog bristles for the bird, clouds, etc., on a couched gold background. In good condition, except for the loss of peacock feathers from rock and border-background.
Purchased from Mrs. Cecil P. Reichel, 1954
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