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 on: Today at 04:46:25 am 
Started by Joey - Last post by Jungle Jas
Hi Joey,

I have not been on the site recently for various personal reasons but have just noticed this post. You may have problems getting into the terracotta warriors. I was in Liverpool 2 weeks ago and tried to get to see the exhibition, I found they were booked up for weeks in advance, It may be a wise idea to have a plan B.

Kind regards Jason.

 on: May 27, 2018, 02:04:21 pm 
Started by thomasthomas - Last post by Steven
Dear Inn,

Thank you for pointing out, And yes, I was wrong on the artist.



 on: May 27, 2018, 11:43:39 am 
Started by Steven - Last post by Steven
Dear Giovanni and Rube,

Thanks for your inputs!! and Yes Giovanni, you are absolutely correct on the motif,:)

And Dear Rube, good guessing on Ma shaoxuan, and the calligraphy does have some similarity with Ma shaoxuan's or more specifically, the calligraphy is closer to Ma shaoxian's.

However the painting style is a little off Ma family's.

I will have some example shared later.



 on: May 27, 2018, 10:34:40 am 
Started by thomasthomas - Last post by OIB
Hi Thomas,

Two points re. your bottle :

1. The artist wrote that he painted it in the year of " 丙午 which could be 1906 or 1966.
2. He did not signed off but wrote " 仿长白老人笔 " meaning " after the style of some artist whose pen-name was " 长白老人 " ( the old man of Zhangbai Mountain ).

Inn Bok

 on: May 27, 2018, 10:10:27 am 
Started by thomasthomas - Last post by OIB
Hi Thomas,

I am Inn-Bok Ooi , a Singaporean Chinese collector .

You reminded of a trip I made in Wales with my family in 1999 when my son graduated in England. I drove from Chester down to Cardiff and Swansea. Quite a relaxing journey.

Welcome on board !


Inn Bok

 on: May 27, 2018, 09:57:29 am 
Started by samsonlzj - Last post by OIB
Dear Samson,

The surface as well as the color textures of your bottle was just great ! Very beautiful indeed.
Indeed if you have not indicated it as root amble, I would have thought the material was of some kind of wood, well polished to bring out the grains.

Inn Bok

P.S. : I am three weeks late in responding. But better late than never.

 on: May 27, 2018, 09:16:08 am 
Started by Steven - Last post by Rube

This is fun!  I have absolutely no idea, and therefore, I can't make an educated guess (which bothers me) but I'll guess anyway.

Ma Shaoxuan? 

It's interesting to me that the archaic script calligraphy is faintly painted differently than all the other  darker calligraphy around it.



 on: May 27, 2018, 08:30:13 am 
Started by Fiveroosters - Last post by OIB
Dear all,

I Thought it would be better to be late than never. even though it is 3 weeks now since Giovanni posted his blue/white bottle, I want to say I am still excited to read his and other posts. I will post some new acquisitions of mine in a moment.

Giovanni, thanks for the lead about Hugin. I will look for it and try my hand on it. I always remember Yee Pin's seamless pictures he posted sometime ago.

Inn Bok

 on: May 27, 2018, 05:14:40 am 
Started by Steven - Last post by Fiveroosters
Dear Steven and Joey,
I have no idea about the artist, not my field.
The motif is surely known by you: the wasp and monkey use homophones wasp (feng) which also sound like confer (feng) and monkey (hou) sounds like duke (hou) for rebus meaning "May you be conferred the rank of Duque".
Kind regards

 on: May 27, 2018, 03:20:54 am 
Started by Steven - Last post by forestman
Hi Steven,

I can't be much help other than saying I think I've seen a monkey rendered like that before, remembering where is another matter  Cheesy

Regards, Adrian.

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