For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
Artwork Panel: 68cm x 44.5cm ≈ 26¾" x 17½"
Silk/Brocade Border: 78cm x 54.5cm ≈ 30¾" x 21½"Information about how this Asian painting is mounted
This painting is discounted because of a very minor (almost invisible) "red ghost".
If you are wondering, red ghost refers to a red shadow of the artist's red signature stamp. This is sometimes transfer from a previous painting which happens when the artist signs all of his work at the same time and piles up the paintings before the red ink is dry. It's more common than I would like, and it costs me a lot of money - but I am picky about quality, so my loss is your gain.
This item was listed or modified
Mar 4th, 2010
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.