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A PAIR OF LARGE LACQUERED 'DOUBLE-GOURD' PANELS
A PAIR OF LARGE LACQUERED 'DOUBLE-GOURD' PANELS

QIANLONG CYCLICAL BINGYIN DATE CORRESPONDING TO 1746 AND OF THE PERIOD

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A PAIR OF LARGE LACQUERED 'DOUBLE-GOURD' PANELS
QIANLONG CYCLICAL BINGYIN DATE CORRESPONDING TO 1746 AND OF THE PERIOD
Each framed panel delicately painted to the top section with a pair of dragons flanking the characters da ji, the lower sections with a long inscription, all on a black lacquered ground, the top section of the reverse similarly decorated, the lower section painted with a large vase with flowers surrounded by insects, all reserved on a red ground
27¾ in (70.5 cm.) high (2)

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The inscriptions on the current panels are extracts from two respective poems.
One is an extract from the poem 'huaishu shang ren caoshu ge, by the Tang poet Lushou (dates unknown), eulogising the magnificence of monk Huaisu's caoshu callygraphy.
The other is an extract from the poem Ti zui zhong suo zuo caoshu juan hou, by the Southern Song dynasty poet Luyou (1125-1210), describing his thoughts on composing a piece of caoshu calligraphy in an inebriated state. Luyou celebrates the art of composing caoshu calligraphy and compares it to fighting a battle.
Signed by Zhang Maozhi, dated to the 11th month of the lunar calendar, in the cyclical year of bingyin, corresponding to 1746.

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