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Mandarin Square

Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number:52-23-89A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Technique:Embroidered
Iconography:Bear
Bats
Peonies
Fungus
Peaches
Narcissus
Jewel
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

One of a pair of fifth rank military officer's bear squares. Rather coarse satin stitch on blue-black satin; bear (of same general type as that on No. 83, but having less well-shaped head) has couched gold man and tail (like No. 64). Couched border in Greek fret. Identical in pattern with 52-23-64, and almost the same as 52-23-87.

Bibliography:

[Article] Cammann, Schuyler V. 1953. "Chinese Mandarin Squares: Brief Catalogue of the Lechter Collection". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 17. no. 3. pg. 2-73 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 3, p. 71View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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