I need to start thinking about some designs for Miss M.A. to pick out, so taking a clue from Style Court's article on the Chinoiserie Baby Shower, I looked at the lining of the envelope and saw that it was a Scalamandre pattern. I didn't find the pattern Mary McDonald used, but I found Ming Circus.
This evening, I was wandering around the internet looking for some fabrics and came across a piece of Scalamandre's Ming Circus fabric on E-bay. It's got all of the elements I was looking for: Chinamen, pandas, elegant herons sitting on trees and a great colourway - a cinnabar red.
I am staked out at the laptop waiting for the bidding to end. Wish me luck!
PS - I lost in the last six seconds to "miniaturecatman". Oh, the horror!