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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-49A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
19th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Satin
Gold Thread
Peacock Feathers
Technique:
Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Stem Satin Stitch
Couched
Peking Knot
Iconography:
Mandarin Duck
Sun
Pearls
Peony
Fungus
Bamboo
Peach
Description:
Square rank badge of seventh rank civil official to be worn on the back of robe. At center facing the sun a Mandarin Duck stands on a rock amidst waves. There are pearls in the waves and peonies, fungus, bamboo and peaches grow on the rocky banks at either side. Clouds in the sky. Images in satin stitch, satin stem stitch and Peking knots with the remaining space filled with couched peacock feathers. Border is Greek fret motif. Blue patterned silk backing with brown stains.
Credit Line:
Purchased from J. S. Letcher

Bibliography:

[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. 49, p. 66
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