Early Qing Dynasty
1644 - 1652 AD
Civil official's rank badge, sixth rank for front of robe. Egret at center looking back towards sun with wings spread standing on rock amidst waves. Pearl and rhinoceros horn in the waves. Satin stitch and Bokhara couching. Peacock feathers used for rock but mostly missing. Embroidery does not fill entire space of blue-black satin. Seam at center. No border. Backing in blue silk.
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: Figure 6, No. 11, p. 62
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