Start of the sale:
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 9:21 AM
Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 3:29 PM
Original Pack of 200 pieces-
2012 Ancient Chinese Painting-3 Friends & 100 Birds Souvenir Sheet(s/s). Formosa(Taiwan), Rep of China.
First day of issued:Nov 22,2012.
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
A( printed on silk ):55 × 85(mm.) The 1st silk stamp of Formosa(Taiwan), Rep of China.
B(printed on paper):160 × 60(mm.)
Mint & never hinged(mnh).
The photo is only an example.
A(printed on silk )-One souvenir sheet features the full scroll with a denomination of NT$70.
B(printed on paper)-The other one features three stamps, each highlighting a portion of the original masterpiece, with denominations of NT$5, NT$10, and NT$12.
The highly decorative painting features nearly 100 birds perched on bamboo, as well as pine and plum blossom branches. Court paintings of its era often carry symbolic meanings to denote auspiciousness.
The “Three Friends of the Winter” refer to pine, bamboo, and plum blossom. Among them, plum blossom symbolizes integrity for its cold hardiness; bamboo is a homonym of a Chinese character that means “blessing,” and pine symbolizes longevity.
Though the painting depicts 97 birds, it includes “a hundred birds” in the title to indicate the multitude of birds being featured. Furthermore, the number 100 is regarded as auspicious in Chinese. In consideration of the fact that it was painted for the court, it may also signify “the hundred birds pay homage to the phoenix,” an expression of great reverence. Resembling a spot in a mountain forest where 100 birds have gathered, the entire scroll is fascinating.
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The shipping/handling(s/h) of this single item by registered airmail is US$12.00 anywhere of the world. Combined bids can save s/h.
I will send the lot(s) by registered airmail from Taipei.