Early 20th Century
Eight Immortal Symbols
Fifth rank military bear square for officer's wife. Very late kesi, seemingly a poor copy of No. 52-23-88, with identical details. An example of cultural degeneration at the end of the Qing Dynasty.
Purchased from J. S. Letcher
[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. 3, p. 72
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