Mandarin Square


From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Buzi (補子)
Object Number 54-16-2
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Period Qing Dynasty
Date Made 17th Century
Section Asian
Materials Silk | Satin
Technique Embroidered
Iconography Crane

Later 17th century, Reign of Kangxi. First rank of crane square; bird shaped in medallion pose, a rare Early Qing characteristic (Cf. 52-23-13). which has same convention with a different bird for a different rank. The rich Kangxi style of satin stitch over hog bristles for the bird, clouds, etc,. on a couched gold background. Peacock feathers on neck and lower wing feathers and on the rock have disappeared but the green couching threads still remain. Border has been replaced by a gold edging.

Height 35.5 cm
Width 34.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Mrs. Cecil P. Reichel, 1954
Other Number 83-12-2 - Other Number

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