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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-46A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
18th Century
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1799
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Technique:
Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Stem Satin Stitch
Peking Knot
Couched
Iconography:
Mandarin Duck
Sun
Pagoda
Landscape
Flowers
Bamboo
Description:
Square for wife of seventh rank official to be worn on back of robe. At center Mandarin Duck looks back at sun as it stands on a rocky bank in the foreground beside the sea. In the distance is a mountain with stream and pagoda. Auspicious plants include bamboo and flowers. Couched gold thread border. Satin stitch, stem satin stitch, Peking knot and couchin used with blue-black satin ground. Blue silk backing.
Credit Line:
Purchased from J. S. Letcher

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. 46, p. 66
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