Antique with Flowers

Chinese Collection

Accession Nr.: 68.47.1
Type: painting; hanging scroll
Date of production:
Republican period
Place of production:
Marks: Three seals: Chen Nian, Banding, Lanwanlou /Lanwan Pavilion/
Materials: paper
Dimensions: width: 61.3 cm
length: 211 cm

width: 50 cm
length: 83 cm
On the right of this picture can be seen peony (富貴花) and begonia (using one of its names, 齊眉, having the same sound as the “special plum” blossom) flowers, together in a tall, slender blue vase. The names of the flowers appear in the picture’s title inscription as a play on words. On the left of the picture, next to the vase, is a peculiarly shaped cliff.