7112: Chinese 20th C. Fan
Fan, China, 20th century, paper leaf with painting of birds by Yan Bolong (1895-1954), reverse with calligraphy by Shen Yinmo (1883-1971), dedicated to Yu San, signed and sealed, carved wood frame, 20" x 7 1/2". Provenance: from the collection of Wen Tsan Yu, dedicated to Yu San, Yu’s moniker. For over fifty years, this collection has been treasured by the family. This prominent Chinese family can also trace its descent to Moy Toy Ni (Charlie Toy) of Milwaukee, a successful businessman widely known as Chinese Rockefeller during the early 20th century.