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Vase, Flower, Teapot, Birds Painting

Still Life - Vase, Flower, Teapot, Birds Painting
Still Life - Vase, Flower, Teapot, Birds Painting
62.6cm
24½"
117.1cm
46"

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Still Life - Vase, Flower, Teapot, Birds Painting living room view

After you frame it, this flower artwork will look great in your home or office.

You will need a picture frame to properly display this artwork.

Framing is not included!

A silk brocade border is included, as shown. This border will save you a lot of money if you use that traditional border instead of matting when you have this framed.


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Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 98cm x 52.6cm ≈ 38½" x 20¾"

Silk/Brocade Border: 117.1cm x 62.6cm ≈ 46" x 24½"

Information about how this Asian painting is mounted
紫氣東來

Purple Clouds Arrive from the East

紫氣 or Purple Clouds are an auspicious sign in Chinese astrology. So, this title suggests that good things are coming.


This painting features a vase full of flowers, calligraphy brushes at the ready to write some poetry or prose, a teapot with cups for a guest, and even a couple of little birds are wandering by. There's a little bit of everything in this Chinese still life painting.


This work was done in Chengdu by Huang Xin'an (Pronounced a little bit like "who-ong shin un") from the Sichuan (Szechwan) Province of China.

After I bought this work in Chengdu, I later returned to Beijing and had it mounted with a traditional silk brocade border in our workshop. This makes a nice, ready-to-frame piece of wonderful hand-painted art.

Chinese artist Huang Xin'an

Huang Xin'an signing some of his work in Chengdu.


The story behind how I found this art...

I lost track of Huang Xin'an after my last trip to Chengdu. His phone number was out of order, and I was disappointed that I could not contact him to get more of his paintings.

I make the decision to go to Chengdu on my new art-buying trip mostly because of him.

After 15 hours on a slow train, I arrive in Chengdu. I check-in at Sam's Guesthouse (a hangout for backpackers from around the world, and a hostel with reasonably-priced beds). After a much-needed shower, I head out to find Huang Xin'an.

Taxis drive at the speed-of-light in Chengdu (the city boasts over 1000 fatal auto accidents per year), I arrive in no-time at the place I last found Mr. Huang. Sure enough, as I walk down the alley toward his gallery, he sees me and runs out to greet me. I'm really happy to see him, and the feeling is mutual.

Huang Xin-An

I tell him how I came to Chengdu just to buy art from him (after not being able to reach him on the phone). He is so honored that I think he wants to hug me. He offers me a chair, and says he's painted a lot of work over that last 9 months with both me and my customers in mind. I was also honored by this gesture. He shows me a lot of new work in styles that I like.

I spend 2 days with Mr. Huang and we talk about a lot of new ideas and artwork that I think my western customers will like. He offers to close his gallery for a few days, and paint the art that I asked for. So I took a few days to meet and visit other artists in Chengdu. When I return to Mr. Huang's gallery, I am not disappointed. He did such a great job, words can't describe.

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