Wu Xizai (1799-1870) Two Folding Fans
Lot 3042
Wu Xizai (1799-1870) Two Folding Fans
Sold for US$ 9,375 inc. premium

Lot Details
Wu Xizai (1799-1870) Two Folding Fans
Wu Xizai (1799-1870)
Two Folding Fans
The first of loquats, ink and color on paper, with a dedication, signed Rangzhi with one seal of the artist reading Xizai, reversed with calligraphy in running script dedicated to the same recipient, signed Rangzhi with two seals of the artist reading Rangzhi and Wu Xizai, the bamboo frame carved with a figural scene; the second fan ink on gold paper, a landscape in the style of Shen Zhou, dedicated to Zihong, and signed Xizai followed by one seal of the artist reading Rangzhi, reversed by calligraphy in running script, with a dedication to Zihong, dated wuwu (1858), the bamboo fan frame carved with inscriptions from bronze vessels.
21 5/8in (55cm), 21 1/2in (54cm)

Footnotes

  • 吴熙载 成扇

    The recipient of the gold paper fan, Zihong, is likely Huang Xixi (黄锡禧), who was also the recipient of many seals carved by Wu Xizai.
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