Sign of Honor

c. 1850
$2,880 USD SOLD
W: 90.0" D: 2.0" H: 37.0"
Northern Elmwood
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Offered to an honored friend of the community to mark a moment and then hung prominently, this sign proclaims “prosperity for posterity” beautifully scripted in gold ink. Made of northern elmwood, the sign is covered all over with chips of mica, a mineral that was frequently used for its glistening properties during the 19th century in Fujian province. Honor a wall or lintel with its expressive calligraphy and painterly appeal.

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