1949 Lithograph Nien Nien Ju I Charm Honan Henan Province China Chinese XDG5

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This is an original 1949 two-color in-text lithograph titled, "Nien Nien Ju I." The charm was used to provide satisfaction without the year. The pattern was gathered from the Henan province of China.

CONDITION

This 62+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Lithograph; Two-Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.5 x 8.5 inches; 17 x 22 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper has obtained a collection of lithographs featuring various Hua Yang patterns from multiple provinces of China. These patterns were often used during paper cutting, and represented symbolic ideas and thoughts rendered through the animals, flowers, and figures portrayed within the pieces. These motifs could also be seen in Chinese embroidery under two categories-- one sketched and used in larger projects, and the other, on smaller clothing articles, including on dresses, aprons, and children's footwear. These silhouettes were cut freehand with scissors; several were usually created at one time by stacking the papers, and were known as hua yang. The images in this collection were collected by Huang Chung and Wang Li'an over a period of several years.

Keywords specific to this image: decor, design, motif, pattern

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