Split Satin Stitch
Square rank badge for wife of seventh rank official. At center Mandarin Duck faces the sun as it stands on a rock amidst waves. Pearls, swastika, rhinoceros horn, coin, fungus, jui-i scepter and diamond-shaped lucky jewel float in the waves. Peach tree, peonies, bamboo, fungus and narcissus grow on the rocky banks at either side. Two red bats fly above amidst lotus flowers with tendrils in couched gold thread. Border in Greek fret motif. Done in satin stitch and split satin stitch with couched gold thread on black silk. Tan colored patterned silk 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: p. 66
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