Early Qing Dynasty
Late 17th Century
Civil official's rank badge, seventh rank. Mandarin duck, looking back towards sun, stands with wings spread on rock amidst waves. In the waves are a book, rhinoceros horn and four pearls. Rocks at each side bracket the water. Blue, orange and green clouds fill the sky on a couched gold thread background. Traces of couched peacock feather. Satin stitch used. No border. Dirty and faded blue-green silk backing.
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. 12, p. 62
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