Late 18th Century - Early 19th Century
Square rank badge for wife of third rank official. Bird at center faces sun and stands on rock amidst waves. Rocks in foreground, background and sides with peaches, fungus, bamboo, pine, magnolia, mallow flower and peony. Four bats in sky against blue-black satin. Predominance of couched gold thread with bird and some motifs in satin stitch. Greek fret border. Gold 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: No. 24, p. 63
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