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Category: Birds & Flowers Wall Scrolls & Paintings

Extra-Large Colorful Peony Flower Wall Scroll


Extra-Large Colorful Peony Flower Wall Scroll
188cm
74"
83.5cm
32¾"

Approximate Measurements

Painting: 64.5cm x 130cm  ≈  25¼" x 51¼"

Silk Scroll: 74.5cm x 188cm  ≈  29¼" x 74"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 83.5cm  ≈  32¾"

Information about caring for your new Wall Scroll
花開富貴

Colorful Peony Flowers

The Chinese title written on this artwork means "Blooming Flowers, Riches and Honor". The first part is obvious, and the last two characters of the title, "Riches and Honor or "Fu Gui" is a nickname in Chinese for peony flowers.
The rest of the characters indicate the year painted (2008) and the artist's signature.

Extra-Large Colorful Peony Flower Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the flower artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

The peony is the unofficial national flower of China. It dates back far into Chinese history.

In fact, during the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD) legend has it that the emperor's concubines would often wear peonies in their hair vying for favor from the emperor.


About the Artist

This work was done in Guilin by ?? (Nian Tong).


Materials

After I bought this work in Guilin, I returned to Beijing and had it mounted as a traditional hand-made silk scroll in our workshop. This makes a nice, ready-to-hang piece of wonderful hand-painted art.

Note: The xuan paper used to create this artwork is handmade. You may find fibers, husks, or other specks pressed into the paper. These artifacts are a sign of the handmade nature of the paper.

This item was listed or modified
May 12th, 2016

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Gary's random little things about China:

More traffic tidbits:

Parking your car on the sidewalk is legal in most places in China. I am talking fully on the sidewalk, and fully blocking the sidewalk, so that nobody can walk there at all. After all, there is a perfectly good roadway for pedestrians and cars to share just past the edge of the sidewalk - right?
In many urban areas, there is a sidewalk parking attendant who will ensure that you park in such a way that no one can use the sidewalk at all. They will also charge a fee of 2 Yuan (26 cents) for up to a full day of sidewalk parking privileges.

The green light means "go". The Yellow light means "20 more cars should enter the intersection". The red light means "5 more cars enter the intersection and become a nuisance to pedestrians trying to cross the street".
Actually, the green light means "Try to go, but you'll probably have to wait for the yellow or red light before you get your chance".

If you get in a car accident, it's best to argue briefly with the other driver, and then both drive away. When the police get involved, everyone gets fined, and someone might lose their license. The fines are generally higher than what it will cost to fix your car, so hanging around to exchange insurance information is rare in minor fender-benders.
If your car is too damaged to drive away, you are screwed. The police own and operate all of the tow trucks in most Chinese cities. You will be fined, charged for towing, charged an impound fee, and may lose your license.

On long stretches of highway, police checkpoints are occasionally set up. They may be stopping drivers and summarily fining them for wearing sunglasses or talking on a mobile phone while driving. However, in the next stretch of highway, another police checkpoint may be issuing fines for driving without sunglasses.

Under certain circumstances, and if you are really unlucky, drivers who get in injury accidents while drunk may be executed. If you are caught drinking and driving just once, you will be fined, and will probably lose your drivers license for the rest of your life.
Thus, drunk driving has become very rare in China.

Typical Gallery Price: $200.00

$68.88

SOLD