Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art | 14 November 2017
A Chinese scroll painting by Fang Yuejuan , Qing Dynasty
Sold for £2400
A Chinese scroll painting by Fang Yuejuan , Qing Dynasty, Gathering in the Orchid Pavilion , ink and colour on silk, signed and inscribed, approximately 192cm x 41.5cm
The scene depicts the Gathering in the Orchid Pavilion (Lanting), which was then documented by Wang Xizhi in his renowned calligraphy work Lantingji Xu: A Spring Purification Ceremony was held at Lanting, Kuaiji Prefecture where Wang Xizhi was appointed as the governor at the time. During the event, many literati gathered along the banks of a coursing stream and engaged in a drinking contest - cups of wine were drifting down from the upstream, and whenever a cup stopped in front of a guest, he had to compose a poem or otherwise drink the wine.
Provenance: ‘Mr. Ko’ who worked for the Chinese Postal Service from 1904-1947 and then by direct family descent.
清 方月娟《流觞曲水图》 设色绢本
Picture generally good, but with minor creases and marks, tears to black out corners and sides, sold as views.
Tuesday 14 November 2017, 10.30am
Friday 10 November
10am - 3pm
Sunday 12 November
10am - 2pm
Monday 13 November
9am - 5.30pm
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