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Lot 420: attributed to WANG QI (Chinese 1884-1937) FOUR FAMILLE ROSE PLAQUES, CHINESE REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949),

Est: $4,000 USD - $6,000 USDPassed
Simpson Galleries, LLCOctober 01, 2022Houston, TX, US

Item Overview

Description

attributed to WANG QI (Chinese 1884-1937) FOUR FAMILLE ROSE PLAQUES, CHINESE REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949), enameled glazed porcelain plaques, each plaque with rows of poetic calligraphy and red seal mark, each signed with two characters in faint gilt, verso two with ink character inscriptions, one with a numbered stamp, and paper labels, "Made in China." Height: 14 3/4" Width: 10 1/8" Depth: 1/4" Note: At the twilight of the Qing Dynasty, and carrying into the early Chinese Republic period, the Eight Friends of Zhushan, formed an art collective to preserve old and ancient Chinese traditional enamel on porcelain arts. The last light bearers of the old Chinese cultural identity that fluttered frighteningly close extinction in the early to mid 20th century worked tirelessly and mystically even under full moons to orchestrate their mission of preservation. The present four plaque cycle shows the life of a living artist. The first grassy scene is of a toddler child tending to tea, while listening to music under orange color blooms in lush landscape; an allusion to spring. The second plaque, a summer scene is backed by smolder sunset, is a youth learning calligraphy with a bureaucrat wearing a mandarin orange robe. The third scene of adulthood shows the grown student dressed in a yellow gold robe immersed in strategic training and formalism with his aging teacher. The adult is enjoying life and his robe color becomes important as we see him aged in the fourth plaque. A winter scene closes the cycle and in a yellow robe the aged student is now showing a scroll, and sharing his lifetime of learning with a child in a pink robe; standing before a giant crane decorated screen. The elegant cycle is a fable of heritage and living a good life executed with mastery bearing four of the same seal marks.

Artist or Maker

Condition Report

Accretion buildup in upper right corner of one, some expected surface wear and scratches, some crazing and bubbling on some enamel surfaces. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS."

Payment & Shipping

Payment

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Shipping

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Auction Details

Fine Art & Antiques

by
Simpson Galleries, LLC
October 01, 2022, 09:00 AM CST

6116 Skyline Drive Suite 1, Houston, TX, 77057, US

Terms

Buyer's Premium

27.0%

Bidding Increments

From:To:Increment:
$0$499$25
$500$999$50
$1,000$1,999$100
$2,000$4,999$250
$5,000$9,999$500
$10,000$19,999$1,000
$20,000$49,999$2,500
$50,000$99,999$5,000
$100,000$199,999$10,000
$200,000+$25,000

Conditions of Sale

*SIMPSON GALLERIES, LLC. DOES NOT PROVIDE SHIPPING SERVICES OR SHIPPING QUOTES. WE CAN REFER SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS TO A NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL SHIPPER*

**PAYMENT MUST BE MADE WITHIN FIVE WORKING DAYS OF THE SALE. PAYMENTS MAY BE MADE IN CASH (in-house only) OR BY PERSONAL CHECK, CASHIER'S CHECK, BANK WIRE TRANSFER, OR CREDIT CARD (Credit card payment accepted up to a maximum amount of $5,000). Credit card payments in excess of $5,000 must be arranged directly with the auction house and will incur a 3% transaction fee on any amounts in excess of $5,000 including but not limited to; hammer price, buyer's premium, and any applicable sales tax. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL OR AMERICAN EXPRESS**

***ALL SALES ARE "AS IS" "WHERE IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. PLEASE SEE SECTIONS 2, 7, AND 8 BELOW IN WHICH ANY AND ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY AGAINST REDHIBITORY DEFECTS) ARE WAIVED.***

1. Terms: cash, check, wire, Mastercard, Visa, or Discover (credit card payment accepted up to $5,000 maximum per invoice). All gold and jewelry purchases must be paid by wire transfer or cash. No other forms of payment will be accepted. Credit card payments in excess of $5,000 must be arranged directly with the auction house and will incur a 3% transaction fee on any amounts in excess of $5,000 including but not limited to; hammer price, buyer's premium, and any applicable sales tax.

2. SIMPSON GALLERIES, LLC, (hereinafter referred to as Simpson Galleries), has endeavored to catalogue and describe the property correctly; however, all property is sold "as is" "where is" and neither Simpson Galleries nor its consignors will be responsible for the description, genuineness, provenance, or condition of the property. All weights and dimensions are to be considered approximate. No statement contained in the catalogue, or made orally at the sale or elsewhere, shall be deemed to be such a warranty, representation, or an assumption of liability. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS.

3. In regard to the works of art contained in the catalogue, Simpson Galleries has endeavored to correctly describe and attribute authorship to the best of their knowledge and ability and through the use of outside experts; however, since authentication and/or attribution is a matter of scholarship and therefore subject to change, Simpson Galleries does not make any express or implied warranties, guarantees, or representations and strongly suggests that prior to bidding the buyer avail himself of his own expert, appraiser, or authenticator and rely solely on his advice or judgment.

4. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the event of any dispute between bidders, the auctioneer shall have absolute discretion either to determine the successful bidder, in which event his determination shall be final or to re-offer and re-sell the article in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, Simpson Galleries' sale record shall be conclusive as to who was the purchaser, the amount of the highest bid, and in all other respects.

5. Floor bids take precedence over any other bids regardless of date or time placed. The live auction console does not differentiate between left bids and live bids; therefore, the date and/or time a particular bid is placed has no bearing on which bid is accepted by the auctioneer. Any bidding service offered by Simpson Galleries, (whether it be absentee, phone, or live bidding), is done so as a courtesy. Simpson Galleries is not responsible for errors or for the failure to execute any bid for any reason.

6. No properties purchased during auction may be removed prior to end of session.

7. Defects are not necessarily noted in the catalogue.

8. NO WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO ANY DESCRIPTION CONTAINED IN THIS AUCTION. Any description of the items contained in this auction is for the sole purpose of identifying the items, and no description of items has been made part of the basis of the bargain or has created any express warranty that the goods would conform to any description made by the Auctioneer.

9. All shipping charges will be borne by the successful bidder. Purchased property must be collected within 14 days following the auction. Property not collected within 14 days of the close of the auction will be subject to a storage fee equal to 1.5% of the hammer price per day. Property not collected within 60 days of the close of the auction will be considered abandoned and any monies paid to Simpson Galleries by the purchaser will be considered liquidated damages.

10. A premium of 27% of the purchaser's bid will be added and is payable as part of the total price.

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Auctioneer - Ray Simpson, Lic. 6899.

Payment

Payment must be made within 5 days of the auction. All bids are a contract and we will prosecute those who abuse the privilege of the online bid process. Please contact Simpson Galleries to secure payment of your items as soon as is convenient. Terms: cash, check, wire, Mastercard, Visa, or Discover (credit card payment accepted up to $5,000 maximum per invoice). All gold and jewelry purchases must be paid by wire transfer or cash. No other forms of payment will be accepted. Credit card payments in excess of $5,000 must be arranged directly with the auction house and will incur a 3% transaction fee on any amounts in excess of $5,000 including but not limited to; hammer price, buyer's premium, and any applicable sales tax. Simpson Galleries does not accept Paypal or American Express.

Shipping

**SIMPSON GALLERIES, LLC. DOES NOT PROVIDE SHIPPING SERVICES OR SHIPPING QUOTES.**
Shipping may be secured through -
The UPS Store: [email protected] 713-781-5651,
PACK-N-SEND: [email protected] 713-266-1450,
ACTS Crating and Transportation Services: [email protected] 713-869-2269,
NAVIS Pack & Ship: [email protected] 713-352-3038,
BGX Couriers: [email protected] 803-563-7669,
or the shipper of your choice.

We are open for shipper pick-up Tuesday - Thursdays from 10 am to 3 pm or by appointment.

Buyer's Premium

A premium of 27% of the purchaser's bid will be added and is payable as part of the total price. This premium is inclusive of the 5% premium charged by the online auction facilitator (i.e. Invaluable).