Stem Satin Stitch
Square rank badge of seventh rank civil official to be worn on the front 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. Vertical seam down center. Blue patterned silk backing with brown stains.
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. 49, p. 66
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