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Woodblock print with coloured parts on rice papers - China - 19th century

Lot reference 15248035

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Current bid $232
Next minimum bid $245
Location: Netherlands
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
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In good condition

Rare Chinese drawing titled Er Du Mei: "The second blossoming of the Plum flower". The title can also be found at the top of the drawing, in the centre. The drawing is a woodblock print printed on rice paper, which was subsequently coloured. The colours are still bright and vibrant. The paper has become damaged along the edges however, due to age, but this is not disturbing to the image. mmmm The passe-partout covers the edges so that the ugly spots disappear.

Signed with Keo (?) followed by a date 19-3-(18)80? at the right bottom. I have had this drawing appraised and the probable date that it was made is indeed around this year. The drawing tells the story of an event in the Tang Dynasty (period 617–907).

The story depicts the engagement of a very young Mei Liangyu (central figure and son of a magistrate) to Chen Xing Yuan (second figure from the left). Standing next to Chen is Zou Yunying (third woman from the left). Right after this engagement the country is attacked by Northern Barbarians. In order to prevent pillaging and raids, the emperor promises that the Northern Barbarians are to be given the most beautiful girls in the country. These included both depicted ladies, Chen and Zou. When saying goodbye, Mei and Chen promise each other eternal loyalty. In the enemy's country, Chen tries to escape in all sorts of ways in order to be with Mei once again. When she does not succeed in this, she tries to take her own life and jumps off a cliff. Her fall is broken by a woman who committed suicide for the same reason. However, by jumping Chen is now free and she can finally marry her beloved Mei. The story does not tell who the woman on the right side of the drawing is (Mrs. Zou). A Chinese opera was made after this story, which was performed in Canada in the 1920s. The explanation of this story will be included, on paper.

The drawing is stuck to the very old glass, the drawing is framed in a solid oak frame, in one piece. The old frame certainly dated from the indicated period as well, but it was completely decayed. The old glass cannot be removed, as it will cause the rice paper to tear. That is why the old glass was left on when it was framed. The drawing is authentic and was checked for authenticity by a specialist in The Hague. There is a tear in the paper, at the bottom, but this is secured by the glass and the base. The size of the frame is 73 cm x 56 cm and the weight of this lot is 5.6 kg, without packaging.

Shipment is possible, by GLS in the affiliated countries in Europe, to other countries by PostNL. Naturally it the shipment will be sent very well-packaged and by registered post, traceable with Track and Trace. Due to the fragile glass pick-up in Roosendaal/Nispen (the Netherlands) is preferred.

Nl ChristiaanKragt  

Catawiki member since October 1, 2014, received 122 reviews in total (50 in last 12 months)

Feedback score: 98.0% (50 reviews)
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    Shipment received in good condition, the pots were intact and well packeged
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    prima verzorgd aangekomen.
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    odse February 2, 2019

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    Articolo fedele alla descrizione.
    Lucente, morbido ed ottimamente conservato.
    Sono soddisfattissima del mio (primo) acquisto su Catawiki.
    Grazie anche per il grazioso ed inaspettato regalo.
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    FedericaChiccaS January 29, 2019

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    I just received the item.The packaging is very professional and the item is very beautiful.Although the delivery process has been delayed .I am very grateful for your many help.
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    user-35c4414 January 26, 2019

  • en plus mauvais état qu'annoncé..... pas très content.

    user-faf32b0 January 26, 2019

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    Item als beschreven. Vlotte en zorgvuldige levering.
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    ghk2016 January 23, 2019

  • Item was received very promptly and well-packed. Just as described; many thanks!

    user-7022672 January 19, 2019

  • 货物收到,物流很快,赞

    user-466c0f5 January 18, 2019

  • quick delivery and was exactly as described . Happy with purchase.

    user-be7bfa8 January 12, 2019

  • Item as described

    rperez8822 January 10, 2019

  • Very happy with my boxes despite damage to one of the lids. I think I will be able to glue it together. Good quick delivery too.

    Georgie1958 January 5, 2019

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    Aminap December 24, 2018

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    Leuke aanvulling op mijn collectie.
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    lucrosalie December 21, 2018

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    Zeer snelle bezorging.
    Goed aangekomen.
    Met veel zorg verpakt.
    Bedankt Christiaan
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    78XTNS December 18, 2018

  • Arrived in perfect condition. Great Vase!

    ChicagoJas November 28, 2018

  • Super vlotte levering goede verpakking ,koop hier graag weer

    user-723b8e2 November 20, 2018

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    Prima verkoper, sympathiek, snel en zorgvuldig.
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    koertlafeb November 7, 2018

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    Très bon vendeur et sympa. Je recommande.
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    user-3c04da9 October 27, 2018

  • Very quick delivery and carefully packed, top!

    Smittie64 October 10, 2018

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    Lampada fantastica, grazie mille!
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    pape620 October 10, 2018

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    Had netter geweest van Kragt als hij na het door mij retour gezonden kavel zijn ongelijk had toegegeven, maar ja!
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    awz1 October 8, 2018

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    Ben er erg blij mee deze zeldzame mokken te kunnen kopen. ze waren ook heel goed verpakt. Dank!
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    vaillant September 28, 2018

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    Zeer snelle verzending. Het breekbare keramiekstuk was uitstekend ingepakt en in perfecte staat ontvangen.
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    Louisa2 September 24, 2018

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United States $79.64
Austria $41.66
Belgium $26.34
Canada $79.64
Denmark $41.66
France $29.41
Germany $27.57
Ireland $44.11
Italy $44.11
Luxembourg $41.66
Netherlands $18.38
Norway $46.56
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Spain $44.11
Sweden $44.11
Switzerland $46.56
United Kingdom $41.66
Rest of Europe $46.56
Anywhere else $79.64

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