Depiction of a Meiren in festive garment. The beautiful woman wears an intricate robe and precious jewelry, such as a white jade and enameled silver ‘lotus’ broach on her chest. Her hair is pinned-up with a white chrysanthemum flower. A white dehua porcelain cup is located on a small table next to her. The figure stands out prominently against the ochre background.
Dimensions: 49 x 34 cm (painting), 107 x 54 cm (frame)
Condition: The painting is in good condition. Signs of age and wear in the form of minor creases, small stains and abrasions. The mount has traces of use, soiling and wear, and some discoloration. Framed.
Provenance: American Private Collection. The backside with a manual inscription indicating that the painting was ‘re-framed in October 1976’
Auction result comparison: Sothebys, FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART, 19 MARCH 2013 - 20 MARCH 2013, NEW YORK, lot 469. (for a painting of Meiren, dating to the same period) Fine Chinese Art, Zacke Auctions, September 30th, 2017, lot 120. (for a painting of Meiren, dating to the same period)