Early 19th Century
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.
Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952
[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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