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Lot 219: CHINESE WANG BU BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN PLAQUE

Important Autumn Antique Auction - DAY ONE

by Gordon S. Converse & Co.

04 November 2016

Online, PA, USA

Live Auction
Past Lot
  • CHINESE WANG BU BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN PLAQUE
  • CHINESE WANG BU BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN PLAQUE
  • CHINESE WANG BU BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN PLAQUE
  • CHINESE WANG BU BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN PLAQUE
  • CHINESE WANG BU BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN PLAQUE
  • CHINESE WANG BU BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN PLAQUE
   
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Description:
Chinese Wang Bu Blue And White Porcelain Plaque:
The vertical rectangular shaped porcelain painting, decorated with cobalt blue under-glazed hand painting of five birds within branching blooming tree, shows calligraphy inscription inlaid on the bottom left.

Attributed to Wang Bu (1898-1968). Wang Bu's father Wang Xiuqing, was a blue and white porcelain painter during the reigns of Tongzhi and Guangxu of the Qing dynasty. It was common for children to follow in their father's footsteps, and at the age of 9, Wang Bu was apprenticed to Xu Yousheng, an artisan in blue and white porcelain painting at Jingdezhen. He completed his apprenticeship in 1912. After the closure of the imperial workshops at Jingdezhen, Wang Bu made a living painting bird feeders, before he was hired by the famous ceramic artist Wu Aisheng to make reproductions of Ming and Qing porcelains. This laid the foundation for his later innovation.

From the time Wang Bu arrived at Jingdezhen in 1907, till his death in 1968, he created numerous ceramic art works with underglaze and overglaze enamels, paste-on-paste carving, and incised decoration. However, it was his work in underglaze blue and white decoration, that earned him, in his later years, the title of qinghua dawang (the king of blue and white).

19 3/4" X 7 1/2"
Shipping:
We are able to pack and ship this item to an address in the United States for $55.00 via USPS Priority Mail or via FedEx Ground/Home Delivery. Tracking information will be sent to your email address. This price does not include insurance. If you require insurance you will need to ship through a third party. Please inquire about international shipping costs.

Condition Report:

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email or by telephone. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Converse Auctions shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.
High resolution images from this auction can be seen by visiting: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/458fmgguobwuxvd/AACMD1V8nDPFeX_8z5VLT-SZa?dl=0

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