Stunning Matched Pair of Chinese Wu Shang Pu Bowls - Daoguang Mark and Period 1821-1850
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A fine pair of Chinese antique Wu Shang Pu bowls, with Daoguang seal marks and of the period ( 1821-1850) . They have some of the finest paintings I have seen on this type of porcelain. Each decorated with Hua Mu Lan figures, she dressed as a man so she could fight in the battles. Each bowl measures 3.5"/9cm diameter and are in excellent undamaged condition. Wu Shuang Pu - Table of Peerless Heroes The figures are from a book of woodcut prints (Wu Shuang Pu) originally published in the late 17th century (33rd year of Kangxi reign, 1694, by a painter known as Jin Guliang. Hua Mu Lan (ca.400-500) was the brave woman who disguised herself as a man to take her aged father's place in the army. For over ten years, she fought as a man without her true identity being discovered. After the war ends, Mu-lan returns home to her family in victory and resumes her normal life.
Shibusa Gallery has clarified that the Stunning Matched Pair of Chinese Wu Shang Pu Bowls - Daoguang Mark and Period 1821-1850 (LA323257) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 19th century
Excellent , no chips, cracks or restoration
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