Early Qing Dynasty
Late 17th Century - Early 18th Century
Laid Satin Stitch
Circular embroidered medallion not signifying rank and probably from a noblewoman's robe. Laid satin stitch with couched gold thread outlines on coarse gauze. Two golden pheasants facing each other at center. One is hovering in the air and the other stands on a rock with flowers, peonies, and clouds in the background. Roughly seamed to surrounding strip done in the same technique. No backing.
Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952
[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. 7, p. 61
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