Antique Chinese Fan Preserved and Mounted On Silk Brocade and Paper Scroll. Beautiful Maiden on Balcony Surrounded by Flowering Cherry Blossom Tree Representation of Feminine Beauty and Power
Below is a panel from an antique fan that had been intricately painted depicting a palace balcony scene with a flowering cherry tree. China considers the cherry blossom to be a representation of feminine beauty and power. Understandably the owner saw fit to have the fan mounted on this silk brocade and paper scroll so as to preserve this beautiful art for generation.
The beautiful maiden is surrounded on her balcony by countless blooms from the flowering cherry tree. She is exquisitely dressed beginning with her carefully conifer hair and the brightly painted red comb or ornament that adorns it. I have found no one to translate the calligraphy itself a work of art. I do know that his signature is followed by the two red seal’s visible at the end of the script.
I will hopefully add more information and update photo of red lacquer scroll handle and script written on outside, back of scroll as time permits.