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"TEA FLOWERS" SCROLL BY CHINESE PAINTER QI BAI SHIH

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"TEA FLOWERS" SCROLL BY CHINESE PAINTER QI BAI SHIH
I will start by saying, I am selling this scroll as a favor to a friend and though I study Japanese paintings, I know virtually nothing about Chinese painting, modern or otherwise. This scroll, entitled; TEA FLOWERS was painted by Chinese master painter, QI BAI SHIH (Qi Bai Shih, Shi Bai Shih, Ch'i Pai Shih) who lived and worked in China from 1864-1957. His biographical information is easily accessed on the web, so I will skip extolling how famous and important this painter was.

This scroll portrays a series of white blossoms on a slightly off white paper in tones of bright white, ochre, brown, black and a yellowish green pigments and is framed in a pale blue silk mounting. The mounting and image are in great condition and the scroll measures approximately 83.5" x 17.75" overall with the image measuring 52.5" x 13". The whole scroll is in remarkably good condition considering it dates prior to 1957 and the only issue with the scroll is the loss of one of the scroll ends.

This scroll looks to be the exact scroll in a book published by the British Museum from an exhibit of floral images from around the world. Unfortunately, the book can not be located at this time, but an illustration from the book is provided as reference. This appears to be a museum quality painting by Qi Baishih and with his prices continuing to skyrocket this is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a really fine painting. This scroll was acquired from a Chinese collector's estate in Toronto by the current owner. The caveat to this sale is that since I am not an expert, the scroll is sold "AS IS" and the modest asking price reflects that. Please note, there are more illustrations in the following posting.



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