Early Qing Dynasty
Early 18th Century
Square civil official's rank badge, ninth rank. Paradise Flycatcher looking back towards sun stands at center on rock amidst waves. Rocks bracket the water on either side. Three clouds in the sky. Simplified design done almost entirely in couched gold thread on green silk. Traces of couched peacock feather. Border consists of two strands of couched gold thread. The 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. 14, p. 62
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