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Typical Gallery Price: $240.00



Lotus Scent
Fish and Lotus Flower Wall Scroll

Lotus Scent - Fish and Lotus Flower Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 32cm x 134.6cm  ≈  12½" x 53"

Silk/Brocade: 41.3cm x 190.3cm  ≈  16¼" x 75"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.3cm  ≈  19¾"

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Lotus Scent

Lotus Scent - Fish and Lotus Flower Wall Scroll close up view

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

This is a very cool wall scroll featuring freehand lotus leaves that are almost abstract, along with some fish swimming by at the bottom.

Giving this artwork to someone shows your desire for all of their wishes to come true, or perhaps if you hang it on your own wall, it will make your wishes come true.

The title in Chinese is 荷香

To Directly translate these words:

荷 = hé = Lotus
香 = xiāng = Scent / Smell / Fragrance

Besides the title, the inscription, 庚寅年 建秋於清風軒, notes this was painted by (Wang) Jian-Qiu in the Qing Feng Studio, 2010.

About the Artist:

The artist's name is WangjianQiu (Wang Jian-Qiu). He lives in Jinan, the capital city of Shandong Province in Northern China (about 5 hours south of Beijing). I was introduced to this artist's work at Qin Xia's studio in Jinan. This artist has been a long time friend of Qin Xia (You may recognize Qin Xia's name from artwork in our flowers and birds category). Wang Jian-Qiu also does some great detailed beautiful woman paintings, and occasionally does some landscapes for us as well.

This item was listed or modified
Dec 3rd, 2017

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Gary's random little things about China:

Where's my fortune cookie?

So after traveling to China, you have just finished your first meal in a real Chinese restaurant.
But the bill comes, and the waiter forgot to bring everyone their fortune cookies!
Well, actually not...
You see, fortune cookies did not come from China (at least not directly).
One legend has it in the late 1800s or early 1900s, a Chinese man running a noodle making shop in San Francisco accidentally mixed a bunch of sugar in his dough, and didn't want to waste it. So he made cookies and stuck papers with people's fortunes on them as a novelty.
In the end, it's really the Chinese visitors to America that are confused when the waiter brings them a blob of sugary noodle dough with a piece of paper stuck in it.

Typical Gallery Price: $240.00