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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-16
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
Early 19th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1825
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Gold Thread
Technique:
Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Peking Knot
Iconography:
Crane
Pearls
Fungus
Peony
Marigold
Peach
Narcissus
Bats
Sun
Description:
Square civil officials rank badge, first rank. Crane looks toward sun with wings spread standing on rock amidst waves. In the water are fungus, pearls and other lucky jewels and on either side are rocky banks with peonies, marigolds, peaches and narcissus plants. Two bats and one clump of clouds fill the sky with gold couched thread filling the background on orange silk. Satin stitch and Peking knot used. Border is series of gold couched thread. No 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. 16, p. 62
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