Category: Asian Art Bargain Bin
For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
61.8cm x 33.6cm ≈ 24¼" x 13¼"
Reason for discount: Funky lines (like light pencil lines) on the paper. Not too noticeable, but not easily removed.
Measurements above are just the outside of the silk border (hard to do standard measurements on such a special mounting).
This item was listed or modified
Oct 17th, 2013
Gary's random little things about China:
When you sit down to eat at a restaurant in China, you will almost never see a bottle of soy sauce on the table like you might at a Chinese restaurant in the USA or UK.
In Chinese cooking culture, soy sauce is a seasoning reserved for use in the kitchen.
The fact that soy sauce can be found at Chinese restaurants outside of China probably comes from westerner confusion between Japanese food and Chinese food.
The most popular Japanese food outside of Japan is sushi, which of course is always served with soy sauce. This is the most likely reason that soy sauce migrated out of the kitchen on onto the table at your Chinese restaurant in the west.