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Auction Description for Arcimboldo: Chinese Master Paintings
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November 23-25, 2013 11:00-19:00 November 26, 2013 11:00-15:00

Chinese Master Paintings

(21 Lots)

by Arcimboldo

Platinum House

21 lots with images

November 26, 2013

Live Auction

Kaiserštejnský palác

Malostranské nám. 23/37

Prague 1, 110 00 Czech Republic

Phone: +420 603 811 873

Fax: +420 246 013 685

Email: info@arcimboldo.cz

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THE LITTLE SHEPHERDESS

Lot 277: THE LITTLE SHEPHERDESS

Description: CHENG SHIFA (1921 - 2007) 53 x 41.5 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Framed. Signed and inscribed: Cheng Tong Shifa yu Donghaibin. Seal: Cheng Shifa. Seal in lower left corner: Wuhusihai wei jia. PLEASE READ AUCTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS - DEPOSIT REQUIRED BEFORE BIDDING.

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* BRUSHWOOD COLLECTOR

Lot 278: * BRUSHWOOD COLLECTOR

Description: QI BAISHI (1864 - 1957) ∆ BRUSHWOOD COLLECTOR C. 1940, calligraphy from 1958. 66 x 40 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Hanging scroll, brocade mounting.Signed: Huansun. Seal: Huansun. Seal in the lower right corner: Lao Bai.Provenance: Collection of Jiri Spevak. Published: Josef Hejzlar - Qi Bashi, Odeon, 1970, illustration no. 95.PREMIUM LOT - NO ONLINE BIDDING PERMITTED. TO BID ON THIS LOT, PLEASE CONTACT US AT AUCTION@ARCIMBOLDO.CZ.

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PIG

Lot 279: PIG

Description: XU BEIHONG (1895 - 1953) PIG 23.5 x 24.7 cm. Ink on paper. Framed. Dedication: Dechun xiong cunwan. Signed: Beihong. Seal: Xu Beihong. PLEASE READ AUCTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS - DEPOSIT REQUIRED BEFORE BIDDING.

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* ROOSTER ON A ROCK

Lot 280: * ROOSTER ON A ROCK

Description: XU BEIHONG (1895 - 1953) ∆ ROOSTER ON A ROCK Dated 1951. 81.5 x 42.5 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Hanging scroll, brocade mounting. Dated: early 1951 (niansui shi). Signed: Beihong. Seal: Xu Beihong. Provenance: Collection of Antonin Hasek. PREMIUM LOT - NO ONLINE BIDDING PERMITTED. TO BID ON THIS LOT, PLEASE CONTACT US AT AUCTION@ARCIMBOLDO.CZ.

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* SHEPHERD BOY AND BUFFALO

Lot 281: * SHEPHERD BOY AND BUFFALO

Description: LI KERAN (1907 - 1989) ∆ SHEPHERD BOY AND BUFFALO 76 x 43 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Framed. Signed: Li Keran hua. Seal under signature: Keran. Seal in the lower left: Wei renmin (For the people).Provenance: Collection of Eva Carmineova.Exhibited: Modern Chinese Painting, National Gallery in Prague, 1955.Li Keran, Naprstek Museum in Prague, 1960, no. 14. PREMIUM LOT - NO ONLINE BIDDING PERMITTED. TO BID ON THIS LOT, PLEASE CONTACT US AT AUCTION@ARCIMBOLDO.CZ.

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* BLOSSOMING PLUM TREES

Lot 282: * BLOSSOMING PLUM TREES

Description: QI BAISHI (1864 - 1957) ∆ BLOSSOMING PLUM TREES 95.4 x 35.6 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Framed. Signed: Jiushi sui Baishi (90 years old Baishi).Seal: Baishi. Seal in the lower left: Jiping tang.Provenance: Collection of Eva Carmineova.Exhibited: Modern Chinese Painting, National Gallery in Prague, 1955. PREMIUM LOT - NO ONLINE BIDDING PERMITTED. TO BID ON THIS LOT, PLEASE CONTACT US AT AUCTION@ARCIMBOLDO.CZ.

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* MAGNOLIA AND TWO BEES

Lot 283: * MAGNOLIA AND TWO BEES

Description: QI BAISHI (1864 - 1957) ∆ MAGNOLIA AND TWO BEES 81.5 x 35.5 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Framed. Signed: Jipingtang laoren Baishi. Seal: Qi Da. Provenance: Collection of Cenek Tregl, employee of Tesla Karlín. PREMIUM LOT - NO ONLINE BIDDING PERMITTED. TO BID ON THIS LOT, PLEASE CONTACT US AT AUCTION@ARCIMBOLDO.CZ.

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* BEGONIA AND DRAGONFLY

Lot 284: * BEGONIA AND DRAGONFLY

Description: QI BAISHI (1864 - 1957) ∆ BEGONIA AND DRAGONFLY 97 x 31.5 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Framed. Signed: Baishi shanweng. Seal: Qi Da. Provenance: Collection of Frantisek Buzek, trade delegate to the PRC. PREMIUM LOT - NO ONLINE BIDDING PERMITTED. TO BID ON THIS LOT, PLEASE CONTACT US AT AUCTION@ARCIMBOLDO.CZ.

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* IRISES AND BUTTERFLY

Lot 285: * IRISES AND BUTTERFLY

Description: QI BAISHI (1864 - 1957) ∆ IRISES AND BUTTERFLY 68.5 x 35 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Hanging scroll, brocade mounting. Signed: Baishi shanweng shi jiushi qingse. Seals: 1. Muren, 2. Qi Da. Provenance: Collection of a Czechoslovak diplomat.PREMIUM LOT - NO ONLINE BIDDING PERMITTED. TO BID ON THIS LOT, PLEASE CONTACT US AT AUCTION@ARCIMBOLDO.CZ.

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RED CHRYSANTHEMUM

Lot 286: RED CHRYSANTHEMUM

Description: QI BAISHI (1864 - 1957) RED CHRYSANTHEMUM 33 x 33.5 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Framed. Signed: Baishi laoren. Seal: Zeng wu. Provenance: Collection of a Czechoslovak diplomat. PLEASE READ AUCTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS - DEPOSIT REQUIRED BEFORE BIDDING.

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CHRYSANTHEMUMS AND GRASSHOPPER

Lot 287: CHRYSANTHEMUMS AND GRASSHOPPER

Description: QI BAISHI (1864 - 1957) & QI LIANGCHI (1921 - 2003) CHRYSANTHEMUMS AND GRASSHOPPER 135.5 x 29 
cm. Ink and colours on paper. Hanging scroll, brocade mounting.Signed in the lower right corner with a seal: Dajiang zhi men (Student of the great master). The seal was engraved by Qi Baishi for his son Liangchi. Inscription: Jiushisi sui Baishi laoren ti (Inscribed by 94 year old man Baishi).Provenance: Collection of a Czechoslovak diplomat. PLEASE READ AUCTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS - DEPOSIT REQUIRED BEFORE BIDDING.

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* FROG UNDER A FLOWERING LOTUS

Lot 288: * FROG UNDER A FLOWERING LOTUS

Description: QI BAISHI (1864 - 1957) ∆ FROG UNDER A FLOWERING LOTUS 99 x 33.8 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Hanging scroll, brocade mounting. Signed: Baishi laoren. Seal under the signature: Lao Bai. Bottom seal: Nian gao chang jian, bu lao bai shenxian. Provenance: Collection of a Czechoslovak diplomat.PREMIUM LOT - NO ONLINE BIDDING PERMITTED. TO BID ON THIS LOT, PLEASE CONTACT US AT AUCTION@ARCIMBOLDO.CZ.

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BAIT FROG

Lot 289: BAIT FROG

Description: QI BAISHI (1864 - 1957) BAIT FROG Indirectly dated 1957. 34 x 33 cm. Ink on paper. Hanging scroll, brocade mounting. Signed and indirectly dated: Jiushisan sui Baishi (93 year old Baishi). Seal: Qi Baishi. Provenance: Czech private collection.Published: Josef Hejzlar - Qi Bashi, Odeon, 1970, illustration no. 129. PLEASE READ AUCTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS - DEPOSIT REQUIRED BEFORE BIDDING.

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* DUCK IN A LOTUS POND

Lot 290: * DUCK IN A LOTUS POND

Description: QI BAISHI (1864 - 1957) ∆ DUCK IN A LOTUS POND 101 x 34.5 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Framed. Signed: Jiusiwu sui Baishi (95 year old Baishi). Seal: Baishi. Provenance: Collection of Milan Weiner. PREMIUM LOT - NO ONLINE BIDDING PERMITTED. TO BID ON THIS LOT, PLEASE CONTACT US AT AUCTION@ARCIMBOLDO.CZ.

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* CRABS

Lot 291: * CRABS

Description: QI BAISHI (1864 - 1957) ∆ CRABS Indirectly dated 1948. 103 x 34 cm. Ink painting on paper. Hanging scroll, brocade mounting.Signed and indirectly dated: Bashijiu sui Baishi laoren (89 year old man Baishi). Seal: Baishi. Provenance: Collection of Josef Hejzlar. Published: Josef Hejzlar - Qi Baishi, Prague, Odeon, 1970, illustration no. 111.Josef Hejzlar - Aquarelles chinoises, Paris, Editions Cercle d'Art, 1981, illustration no. 43.PREMIUM LOT - NO ONLINE BIDDING PERMITTED. TO BID ON THIS LOT, PLEASE CONTACT US AT AUCTION@ARCIMBOLDO.CZ.

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MONASTERY IN THE MOUNTAINS

Lot 292: MONASTERY IN THE MOUNTAINS

Description: WEN JING MONASTERY IN THE MOUNTAINS Dated 1979. 41 x 32 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Framed. Signed: Painted by Wen Jing in Beijing. Two artist's seals in archaic style. Provenance: Collection of Josef Hejzlar. PLEASE READ AUCTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS - DEPOSIT REQUIRED BEFORE BIDDING.

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MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE

Lot 293: MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE

Description: WANG HAN MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE 42.5 x 32 cm. Ink and colours on paper.Signed: Wang Han.Provenance: Collection of Josef Hejzlar.Published: Josef Hejzlar - Čínská krajinomalba (Chinese Landscape Painting), Aventinum, Prague, 2010, page 224. PLEASE READ AUCTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS - DEPOSIT REQUIRED BEFORE BIDDING.

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FOUR CALLIGRAPHY PANELS

Lot 294: FOUR CALLIGRAPHY PANELS

Description: TONG DANIAN (1874 - 1954) FOUR CALLIGRAPHY PANELS Each 131 x 31 cm. Ink on paper. Four hanging scrolls with silk mounting. Calligraphy in four styles: zhengkai (clerical style), lishu (ceremonial), zhuanshu (seal script) and xingshu (cursive). Six seals. Provenance: Collection of Josef Hejzlar. PLEASE READ AUCTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS - DEPOSIT REQUIRED BEFORE BIDDING.

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ORCHID ON A ROCK

Lot 295: ORCHID ON A ROCK

Description: JIANG YUJIAN (19TH CENTURY) ORCHID ON A ROCK 118 x 52 cm. Ink on paper. Hanging scroll, brocade mounting. Inscription: poem in cursive style, dedicated to Tao Xian. Signed: Ju Ting Jiang Yujian. Two seals. Provenance: Collection of Josef Hejzlar. PLEASE READ AUCTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS - DEPOSIT REQUIRED BEFORE BIDDING.

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FOUR SHRIMPS

Lot 296: FOUR SHRIMPS

Description: LOU SHIBAI (1918 - 2010) FOUR SHRIMPS 69.5 x 50 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Framed. Signed: Shi Bai (I studied with Bai).Seal: Shi Bai. Second seal: Baishi men-sia (Baishi's student) - engraved by Qi Baishi himself. PLEASE READ AUCTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS - DEPOSIT REQUIRED BEFORE BIDDING.

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A RARE QI BAISHI MONOGRAPH

Lot 297: A RARE QI BAISHI MONOGRAPH

Description: JOSEF HEJZLAR (1927 - 2012) A RARE QI BAISHI MONOGRAPH 28.5 x 24.5 cm. Published by Odeon, Prague 1970. 244 pages, hardbound with slipcover.

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