Chinese traditional painting of ink on paper laid to silk. Hand painted with spontaneous brush strokes ink tones of Napa cabbages. Showing inscription on upper right, and artist's red signature seal. Mounted on a creme silk border, wooden framed, and set behind glass. Bai chai is homophone with windfall as in an unexpected, unearned, or sudden gain or advantage, so many Chinese household like to hang them outside the house during Chinese New Year to greet the lion dance troupe, as it symbolizes unexpected fortune in the coming year.
Dimensions: 30" H x 19" W
Provenance: from estate property in Braintree, Massachusetts.
Over all in EXCELLENT Condition. Natural imperfection on the medium (paper or silk), regardless from any major damages; includes light blooms, discoloration and minor fading. Consider normal due to the ages.
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