These types of master piece paintings were hung in the Buddhist temples and used to celebrate during Buddha's birthday. Such art was also found in Buddhist temples, the Emperors' court, which was exclusively for the Emperor's immediate ranking family members, and his high ranking officials. The extensive amount and quality of gold used on this painting cleary suggest that the work was a major commisioned by a well to do parton of society.
This piece is very old and fragile which would be perfect for an institution, a religious institution, or an astute collector who can appreciate and properly preserve this delicate work of art. The rich and deep pigmented colors are beautifully adorned by the amazing light from the gold accent. Historically two of the master painters Zhou Jichang and Lin Tinggui were know to produce such commsions like this one.
To my understand multple pieces were given and passed over time. It is historically noted that the Qing dynasty emperors commisioned such pieces and passed them down to immediate family members. Online documentation indicate that some of these master pieces eventually made their way around the world, particularly to the United States where many members of Imperial families eventualy fled during difficult and unstable times.
Please carefully review the photos. The painting is in need of conservation as shown in the photos. This is a great opportunity for the pure at heart!!!This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Paintings & Scrolls". The seller is "arle_gros" and is located in this country: US.
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