Subject:Re: Japanese scroll painting box
Posted By: I.Nagy Thu, Jan 02, 2020
Your scroll has turned out to be Chinese,
(Chrysanthemum is) The richest and highest in the splendid and highly bustling group (of flowers)
Proud cold and clear.
Master Wang Bing
Seals are not clear enough to read.
Wang Bing 王炳 Date of birth and death, origin unknown) - Qing dynasty court painter from the time of Emperor Qianlong.
I think your scroll doesn't look 200 years old !
In better case it could be a museum reprint.
Inscriptions on the insides of inkstick holder box,
From his brush pool jumped out the Northern sturgeon,
His sharp brush could eliminate the rabbits of Zhongshan Mountains
Two lines from Li Bai's poem titled "Song of the Cursive Script"
The "Orchid Pavilion" written on cocoon paper was buried in the Zhao Mausoleum, but the world is still longing for (Wang Xizhi's) soaring style
Two lines from a poem praising Wang Xizhi the famous 4.c. calligrapher. (Poet unknown)
The flimsy piece of creased paper is from the inkstick maker,
Ink master Xi Tinggui from the late Tang Dynasty crossed the Yangtse river from Yishing to settle down in Huicheng, where the locals just called him Huiren (the one from Anhui). Then he began producing inksticks there upon a secret recipe.........
Guangxu Year of Dragon (1904) With the permission of the owner of Yigui-Tang (Name of maker)
Could be original, but you have to see carefully the inksticks themselves. To much creased certificates etc. are always fishy - particularly if they are Chinese.
Imre Nagy/ Tōkyo