Square rank badge to be worn on robe of a ninth rank official's wife. Paradise flycatcher at center standing on rock amidst waves. Lucky jewels in waves including pearls, rhinoceros horn and book. Rudimentary li shui pattern below waves. Sky is filled with blue and white clouds with a red sun. Border of two lines of gold thread. Satin stitch and couched gold thread outlines on dark blue satin. Backing in light blue silk with paper tags in upper two corners, one with red stamp and black ink calligraphy.
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: p. 68, Figure 16
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