A famille rose rectangular shallow tureen and cover Painted by Zhang Zhitang (1893-1971)
Lot 417
A famille rose rectangular shallow tureen and cover Painted by Zhang Zhitang (1893-1971)
£3,000 - 4,000
US$ 4,700 - 6,200

Lot Details
A famille rose rectangular shallow tureen and cover Painted by Zhang Zhitang (1893-1971)
A famille rose rectangular shallow tureen and cover
Painted by Zhang Zhitang (1893-1971)
Painted around the body with a continuous riverscape dotted with small boats, a traveller, a fisherman and small rustic retreats, the double-domed cover with a wider continuous scene painted in a similar style, cover and base both inscribed.
24cm (9½in) wide (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: John Constable

    The cover has an inscription which reads: 'The Autumn Colours reach the Waves, Painted in Zhushan by Zhang Zhitang'. The side of the tureen has an inscription which reads: 'Autumn Colours Reach the Hills and Mountains. Painted in Zhushan by Zhang Zhitang'. The base has an iron-red seal mark 'Zhang Zhitang'.

    Zhang Zhitang was apprenticed to a shop in Jingdezhen when still a boy. He worked for a while in Nanchang where he was able to see reproductions of Song and Yuan paintings, which greatly influenced his style of painting.
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