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The Modernity of Traditional Chinese Art

Research Update The Yangzhou Conundrum

The Ko Collection

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Explaining The Inexplicable
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In the Alembic of Ink Imperial Passion Exhibition Selection Ding Erzhong Zhou Leyuan Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection, Qianlong
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Retrospective of Paintings by the Master of the Water, Pine, and Stone Retreat Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection, Part Two: Hugh Moss and Stuart Sargent Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection, Part One: Hugh Moss and Stuart Sargent The Marakovic Collection: Hugh Moss and Stuart Sargent Chinese Snuff Bottles: Wilf Pond Reflected Glory in a Bottle: Emily Byrne Curtis Old Chinese Snuff Bottles: Henry C. Hitt Chinese Snuff Bottles of Stone, Porcelain and Glass: Marcus B. Huish Exhibition of Chinese Snuff Bottles: Martin Schoen Arts From the Scholar's Studio Bibliography
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1881 antony bate 1881 Crane 1881-1883 Bloch 1882  hmm 76 1882 or 1883 probably 1882 probably 1882 probably

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Zhou Leyuan  Large picture | Small picture
: 1882 hmm 76 


1882 hmm 76

This bottle was originally thought to be signed Shi Ketong (Shi Gedong in pinyin).It was assumed to be an alternative name for Zhou Leyuan to whom it was attributed at the time. While it still may be early work by Zhou, since it seems similar to others in the style of the commercial school from which he either emerged, or that inspired him to take up the art form, we are no longer convinced that what we read as a name is one. The text, in so far as we can make it out, is:

眾鳥高飛盡, 孤雲獨去閒. 相?尋酒伴, ?過石格東.

The first two lines are from Li Bo:

A flock of birds flies high and is gone; A single cloud goes off alone and at ease.
The third line talks about finding a drinking companion and ends with the character 閒.
Shi Ge might refer to an immortal, and it is not certain that it is a signature at all, and may be part of the inscription. But if it is part of the poem the last character, dong, doesn’t rhyme with 閒 as we would expect.

Easy link to this page: http://www.e-yaji.com/auction/photo.php?photo=203&exhibition=4&ee_lang=eng


  
  

1881 antony bate 1881 Crane 1881-1883 Bloch 1882  hmm 76 1882 or 1883 probably 1882 probably 1882 probably

 

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