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H.: 30 cm
- A Belgian private collection.
- Acquired from Christie's, South Kensington, in the 1990's. (by repute)
Ref.: In Chinese art, the Four Gentlemen or Four Noble Ones (Chinese: 四君子; pinyin: Sì Jūnzǐ) is a collective term referring to four plants: the plum blossom, the orchid, the bamboo, and the chrysanthemum.The term compares the four plants to Confucian junzi, or gentlemen. They are commonly depicted in bird and flower paintings, a broad category of classical Chinese art, and they are particularly popular subjects for ink and wash painting.
- In quasi excellent condition, with a few typical tension lines on the inside of the rim and to the base.
- A few minor baking flaws between the bronze edge and enamel.