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Collection 16 Extraordinary China Paintings" 70 years old ,Signed & Original Box
Impressive wall display 16 "Paintings" Signed & Dated 1948, Complete Original Box Collection of six frames containing 16 signed Chinese marble dream stone "paintings" and eight auspicious painted ceramic discs including the original wooden collector box. Dimensions: plaques measure 4 to 5.5 inches diameter; and frames measure 36 inches length by 6.5 inches wide Republican period ,one painting is dated, Dali 1948 Provenance: private Chinese collection originally found in western China 2004. "Paintings" are cut into round, rectangular and trapizoidal shapes, individually signed obverse with a poetic description and an artist red stamp and mounted four per frame. The artist (s) red stamp signature is unidentified. One is dated 1948. Condition: marble "paintings" are very good quality. The wooden frames possess some minor cracks due to significant age. Original wooden storage box is included. More photographs are available upon request. Translations: Frame #1 (four ceramic plaques top to bottom): Floating ; water; high ; mountains Frame #2 (four stones top to bottom): Blue mountains, green trees, and cloudy scenery: Blue mountain green trees, cloudy sky; Scenery of lake Mountain & misty woods: spirit of old roots, plum blossom Frame #3 (four stones top to bottom): Blue mountains plains and clouds; blue mountains with dense forest; Mountain landscape after raining make all cities blue and green; fresh blue mountain and green trees Frame # 4 (four stones top to bottom): Sunset of blue mountains; Mountain and water light; Nature’s great painting, Republic period 37th year 1948 produced in Dali; Frame #5 (four stones top to bottom) Blue mountain, deep smoke; lake and Mountain enter the painting; Fresh blue mountain and green trees; Strong spirit energy in high mountains and white clouds Frame #6 (four ceramic plaques top to bottom): Spring; Orchid Flower; deep thick in picture; Bamboo History of China's extraordinary natural stone paintings: This art form is centuries of years old since the Ming dynasty. Dream stones became favored art in the west particularly since the 19th century when French collectors named them Pierres de reve. This thin marble stone painting is approximately 1/4 inch thick and is cut from a large slab of rough material revealing incredible patterns in soft white and gray colors. After cutting, a thin coating of wax is carefully applied to its surface to protect and reveal its beautiful subtle colors and often each painting is signed with a poetic verse and seal of an artisan who describes its majestic beauty.The weight of each frame is surprisingly modest- easily hung with standard hardware. On occasion, private collectors would invite an artisan to inscribe a poetic description onto their more important dream stones and in this case the artists' seal mark and calligraphy translation reads:Beautiful Land of long sides of Mountains. To find examples possessing clear, contrasting detail like these is indeed a rare find. Fine stone paintings like these examples are rare as access to and availability of resource material diminishes and old antique examples like this exceptional set of sixteen are hard to find now. Provenance: Private Chinese collection, Yunnan, China. Reference: Dreaming of Dreamstones China’s Extraordinary Natural Stone Paintings, Schneible Fine Arts. Dreaming of Dreamstones – World’s first comprehensive English text publication covers China’s extraordinary natural Stone Paintings, by author and dream stone lecturer Douglas Schneible, 35 pages, softcover, ISBN 978-0-578. See photos. Wehave been dealing in authentic Chinese natural stone paintings, Japanese antique garden ornaments, lanterns and water basins for many years. Our preesident personally travels to China and Japan each year to meet his network partners who assist him in finding best examples. He personally inspects each work of art to ensure its old age, authenticity and quality condition. Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee. .
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- Date of Manufacture1948
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- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 36 in. x W 6.5 in. x D 0.25 in.H 91.44 cm x W 16.51 cm x D 6.35 mm
- Seller LocationShelburne, VT
- Reference NumberLU128926626473
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