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LENG MEI, BOY AND COURT LADY SCROLL PAINTING

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LENG MEI, BOY AND COURT LADY SCROLL PAINTING

Lot 0111 Details

Description
Leng Mei (Chinese, 1677-1742) Qing Dynasty Chinese ink and painting on paper laid to silk, hanging scroll. Hand painted depicting a boy holding a frog next to a standing female figure in elaborate court dress while hands holding a vase with flower bouquet, within a garden landscape. Signed by artist on lower left, followed by two iron-red signature seals. Mounted on creme-teal silk border.

In Chinese symbols, The frog (wa} is a symbol of fertility because it has the same pronunciation as the word for baby (wa).

Dimension: 82" L x 22" W
inner painting: 36" L x 17" W

PROVENANCE:
From the collection of General Chen Qi (陳淇) (1912-2000), who styled himself as “Cangquan” (滄泉)and “Yuquanshanren”(玉泉山人), an artist, calligrapher, a prominent businessman and private antiques collector.

EDEN Fine Antiques Galleries is honored and proud to offer General Chen Qi's heirloom collections including unpublished Qi BaiShi paintings, Fu BaoShi, Zhang DaQian as well as his own calligraphy and paintings.
General Chen Qi's collections can be found on Lot 17, 18, 19, 20, and Lot-88 through Lot-142, continuing at Lot 265 through Lot-298.
For more information about General Chen Qi's Biography, please refer to provenance information at Lot 103.

LOT NOTES:

Leng Mei, a native of Jiaozhou, Shangdong province, was a Qing Dynasty Chinese painter, active 1677-1742 (his specific years of birth and death are not known). His courtesy name was Jichen, and sobriquet Jinmen Waishi, or Jinmen Shushi. He was Jiao Bingzhen's student. Leng's specialty was painting human figures, particularly court ladies.
Condition
Over all in EXCELLENT Condition. Natural imperfection on the medium (paper or silk), regardless from any major damages; includes light blooms, discoloration and minor fading. Consider normal due to the ages.
The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. EDEN Galleries shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.
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LENG MEI, BOY AND COURT LADY SCROLL PAINTING

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$1,500
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$2,500
Jan 13, 2017
Starting Price
$750
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Est.
$1,500
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$2,500
Starting Price
$750
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Lot 0111 Details

Description
...
Leng Mei (Chinese, 1677-1742) Qing Dynasty Chinese ink and painting on paper laid to silk, hanging scroll. Hand painted depicting a boy holding a frog next to a standing female figure in elaborate court dress while hands holding a vase with flower bouquet, within a garden landscape. Signed by artist on lower left, followed by two iron-red signature seals. Mounted on creme-teal silk border.

In Chinese symbols, The frog (wa} is a symbol of fertility because it has the same pronunciation as the word for baby (wa).

Dimension: 82" L x 22" W
inner painting: 36" L x 17" W

PROVENANCE:
From the collection of General Chen Qi (陳淇) (1912-2000), who styled himself as “Cangquan” (滄泉)and “Yuquanshanren”(玉泉山人), an artist, calligrapher, a prominent businessman and private antiques collector.

EDEN Fine Antiques Galleries is honored and proud to offer General Chen Qi's heirloom collections including unpublished Qi BaiShi paintings, Fu BaoShi, Zhang DaQian as well as his own calligraphy and paintings.
General Chen Qi's collections can be found on Lot 17, 18, 19, 20, and Lot-88 through Lot-142, continuing at Lot 265 through Lot-298.
For more information about General Chen Qi's Biography, please refer to provenance information at Lot 103.

LOT NOTES:

Leng Mei, a native of Jiaozhou, Shangdong province, was a Qing Dynasty Chinese painter, active 1677-1742 (his specific years of birth and death are not known). His courtesy name was Jichen, and sobriquet Jinmen Waishi, or Jinmen Shushi. He was Jiao Bingzhen's student. Leng's specialty was painting human figures, particularly court ladies.
Condition
...
Over all in EXCELLENT Condition. Natural imperfection on the medium (paper or silk), regardless from any major damages; includes light blooms, discoloration and minor fading. Consider normal due to the ages.
The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. EDEN Galleries shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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EDEN Fine Antiques Galleries
(470) 800 9234
1485 Canton Road
Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30066
USA
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