ONLINE AUCTION
Chinese Works of Art
2nd Session

April 01 - April 29, 2021

LOT DETAILS
Current bid: $3,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

823228 29-Apr-2021 02:11:30 PM $3,000 AutoBid

822908 29-Apr-2021 02:11:30 PM $2,750

823228 29-Apr-2021 02:11:13 PM $2,500 AutoBid

822908 29-Apr-2021 02:11:13 PM $2,250

823228 29-Apr-2021 02:10:09 PM $2,000 AutoBid

822908 29-Apr-2021 02:10:09 PM $1,900

823228 29-Apr-2021 02:07:26 PM $1,800 AutoBid

7443 29-Apr-2021 02:07:26 PM $1,700

823228 29-Apr-2021 01:57:53 PM $1,600 AutoBid

7443 29-Apr-2021 01:57:53 PM $1,500

823228 29-Apr-2021 01:55:43 PM $1,400 AutoBid

15578 29-Apr-2021 01:55:43 PM $1,300 AutoBid

823228 29-Apr-2021 01:55:43 PM $1,200 AutoBid

15578 29-Apr-2021 12:52:34 PM $1,100 AutoBid

823254 28-Apr-2021 07:40:01 PM $1,000

The bidding history list updated on: Saturday, July 24, 2021 10:35:09

LOT 121

1871 - 1908
Chinese

Two Works
ink and colour on silk
16 x 11 1/2 in, 40.6 x 29.2 cm

a ) Birds and Rockery
Attributed to the Emperor Guangxu
1871 - 1908
Chinese

ink and colour on silk
Signed by Wu Shijian and dated to the wuxu year of the Guangxu reign (1898)
16 x 11 1/2 in, 40.6 x 29.2 cm

b ) Birds and Rockery
Attributed to the Emperor Guangxu
1871 - 1908
Chinese

ink and colour on silk
Signed by Xu Qi and dated to the wuxu year of the Guangxu reign (1898)
16 x 11 1/2 in, 40.6 x 29.2 cm

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Sold for: $3,750

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PROVENANCE
Collection of Margaret "Marnie" Copland (1905 - 1995)
By descent within the family to the present Private Collection, Ontario


Margaret "Marnie" Copland was born in in 1905, in Changde, Hunan Province to a missionary family. She was fluent in Chinese and was immersed in Chinese culture. She married the Canadian Missionary and Presbyterian minister Rev. E. Bruce Copland (1901-1989) and together they lived in China at various times until the end of the Second World War. These paintings were reputedly acquired from a Chinese soldier in 1920 Beijing. Marnie Copland wrote about her experiences in China in her 1980 autobiography 'Moon Cakes and Maple Sugar' .


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