Antique Porcelain Square Baluster vase – Wu Shuang Pu – China – 19th / Early 20th C.
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Condition Report: to be restored
Sharing with you this very well painted and large vase with great Wu Shuang Pu decoration.
Unmarked to base
Late 19th or Early 20th century
Wu Shuang Pu – Table of Peerless Heroes
The figures are from a book of woodcut prints (Wu Shuang Pu) originally published in the late 17th century (33rd year of Kangxi reign, 1694, by a painter known as Jin Guliang. This book that has been reprinted at numerous occasions consist of of wood block prints, is called Wu (No) Shuang (Peerless, parallel, rivaled) Pu (book, score) contains the painter’s imagined portraits of 40 heroes and heroines from the Han to Song dynasties. In his forewords to the volume, Jin stated that these exemplary characters were no longer seen, therefore, no parallel, wushuang.
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