Late 19th Century
Eight Buddhist Symbols
Three Halberds with Vase
Square rank badge for civil official. To be worn on front of robe. Silver Pheasant faces the sun as it stands on a rock amidst waves. Vase with three halberds, bronze bell and Buddhist symbols float in the waves. Peony, peach and marigold grow on the rocky banks. Six bats and clouds fill the sky. Greek fret pattern on border. Primarily done in couched gold thread with the bird and sun in Peking Knot and details of bird's beak and legs in couched twist on blue-black silk. Vertical seam down center .
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. 35, p. 65
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