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Mandarin Ducks & Lotus Flowers
Together Forever
Chinese Wall Scroll


Mandarin Ducks & Lotus Flowers - Together Forever - Chinese Wall Scroll
Mandarin Ducks & Lotus Flowers - Together Forever - Chinese Wall Scroll
186.9cm
73½"
49.4cm
19½"

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 31.8cm x 130.6cm  ≈  12½" x 51½"

Silk/Brocade: 40.4cm x 186.9cm  ≈  16" x 73½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.4cm  ≈  19½"

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相守白頭

Together Forever

Mandarin Ducks & Lotus Flowers - Together Forever - Chinese Wall Scroll close up view

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

This features a pair of abstract Mandarin ducks floating under lotus stalks and flowers.

The title is 相守白頭 or "Xiāng shǒu bái tóu" which is a way to say "Together forever" or "Together until old age" in Chinese. More literally, it is a wish to be together until your hair turns white (old age).

The characters following the title are simply the artist's signature and an indication that he painted it in 2009 at the Qing Feng studio.

This painting features a pair of Mandarin ducks floating through patches of lotus flowers and lilies.

In Chinese culture, Mandarin ducks or 鴛鴦 represent a loyal and affectionate couple or a happily married couple.


About the Art:

This is a simple painting style, but it also incorporates a lot of detail. This painting really mimics the style of Chinese artwork that has been around for thousands of years.

This artwork is completely hand-painted and is mounted to a handmade silk wall scroll in our workshop.


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.

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Aug 31st, 2018

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Gary's random little things about China:

Crossing the Street: Human Frogger in China

If you are from my generation, you may remember the video game called "Frogger". It involved crossing a busy road while narrowly dodging cars and truck, often both in front of and behind you at the same time.

Well you can play real live Frogger every time you cross the street in China. It is perfectly normal to cross a four or six-lane road, one lane at a time. You stand motionless on the white, dashed line between lanes as cars and trucks whiz by you on both sides with only inches to spare. When the next lane is clear, you advance (there is no retreat in this game, that could get you killed, since drivers in China would never expect that).

If you did this in America, drivers would come to a screeching halt and think you were crazy (they might even tell you so, using colorful words and hand gestures). It is simply a different culture, or rather a different way of doing things in modern Chinese culture.

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Your Price: $68.88


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