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Chinese Coconut Cup with Poem Republic Period 1911-1949

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1950: item # 1186468

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Chinese Coconut Cup with Poem Republic Period 1911-1949
A flower shaped coconut cup with finely incised (malachite? inlaid) calligraphic inscription which can be translated as: "Then (I) did not climb up to Mei Guan, but just said there were always prunus blossoms there: Today (I) passed the Mei Guan and smiled (illusion?): all over the mountain there are only thorns and wild flowers." This is quoted from the poem "Passing the Mei Guan" by Zhuang Qiuwen. At the end it is inscribed "a present to Dr Ye Feili from Zhang Shulian". This item was possibly made in China in the 1920s or 1930s during the Republic period (1911-1949) - for a similarly decorated coconut bowl please view stock number 648 in our catalogue. Condition - the top of one petal is missing and there are two "hairline" cracks (please view enlargements). 8.2cm (3.25inches) high.

民国 中国椰壳雕诗画纹花口杯
一件椰壳雕诗画纹花口杯,诗画雕刻处以绿色勾勒填充。上有诗云:
当年未赴梅关上,
但说梅关总是梅。
今日过关堪一笑,
满山荆棘野花开。
右录丘文庄公过梅关诗,叶腓力医士惠存,张树联敬赠。
约作于民国上世纪二三十年代,类似椰雕之例,请参见本店第648号藏品。
品相:花口处有一花瓣缺失,有两处细冲缝(见图)。高8.2厘米。



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