The frame complements extremely well with the blue and white painting plaques. The contrast between the frame and the ceramic plaque provides a vibrant pop of color to suit any interior. These will can be combined with the blue and white Chinese ceramics alongside.These paintings will ground a traditional or a modern interior space with its stately and formal appearance. Provenance: Private collection Scotland U. Vibrant with pop of color. Extract from National Museum of Asian Art. In China, ancestor worship has long been considered a cornerstone of the culture. Rituals dedicated to the ancestors were meant to honor them and ensure that the ancestors spirits would bestow blessings of health and prosperity on their descendants. Portraits of deceased parents and forebears have served as a focus for these private family rituals since the 16th century.
Before the invention of the camera, painting was the only method available to capture and record a face for posterity. In modern times, photography has for the most part replaced paintings as a means of recording images of family members. This exhibition therefore provides a rare opportunity to discuss this vanishing form of memorial portraiture, its techniques and practices, while also analyzing the costumes, rugs, furniture and jewelry of the period described. Historically, ancestor portraits were kept in the family and rarely exhibited publicly. Many portraits reached the marketplace, following the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911 and during the political upheaval and war with Japan that occurred during the first half of the 20th century.
The item "Antique Chinese Ancestor Portrait Pair Early20C Rare Blue&White Ceramic Original" is in sale since Friday, April 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Paintings & Scrolls".
The seller is "taprobaneavenue" and is located in Oakland, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.