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A tall rouleau vase with a depiction of the goat herding SU WU '苏武'


A tall rouleau vase with a depiction of the goat herding SU WU '苏武'

Lot-No. 294

Proceeds : 1.100 €


China, 19th/20th cent. Porcelain with bright turquoise glaze. At the front a relief motif of the legendary SU WU and 3 goats in a mountain landscape. At the shoulder inscription, illegible dat. Four-character mark ('Wang binrong zuo'). H. 48 cm. - SU WU (140-60 BC) was a diplomat of the Han dynasty. According to historical sources his missions kept him away from home for many years. Even when he tried to survive as an eremite herding goats, he never forgot about his mission and his Chinese home-country. In Chinese culture SU WU is still admired for his faithfulness and his loyalty.

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A tall rouleau vase with a depiction of the goat herding SU WU '苏武'


A tall rouleau vase with a depiction of the goat herding SU WU '苏武'

Lot-No. 294

Proceeds : 1.100 €

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China, 19th/20th cent. Porcelain with bright turquoise glaze. At the front a relief motif of the legendary SU WU and 3 goats in a mountain landscape. At the shoulder inscription, illegible dat. Four-character mark ('Wang binrong zuo'). H. 48 cm. - SU WU (140-60 BC) was a diplomat of the Han dynasty. According to historical sources his missions kept him away from home for many years. Even when he tried to survive as an eremite herding goats, he never forgot about his mission and his Chinese home-country. In Chinese culture SU WU is still admired for his faithfulness and his loyalty.

A tall rouleau vase with a depiction of the goat herding SU WU '苏武'