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Chinese Calligraphy Couplet Eulogy by Chen Yuguang
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A Chinese calligraphy couplet in ink on silver-flecked paper. It is by Chen Yuguang, the President of Jinling University and is a eulogy for John Ferguson. It is mounted on a silk backing and silk dowels.

Dimensions are: 79 inches tall X 14 inches wide. All measurements are approximate.

Condition: Very minor spotting and staining and 1 has a small tear.

Provenance: From the estate of John Calvin Ferguson, a well known American scholar of Chinese art, collector and procurer for American art museums, and a Chinese government advisor. Mr. Ferguson first came to China in 1887 and stayed until 1943. He was the founder and first president of Nanjing University in 1888. He also founded Jiaotong University in Shanghai in 1902. He collected many important Chinese arts and antiques. Some of them are currently in Metropolitan Museum in New York City, as well as the Nanjing University Museum.

High resolution images can be found at: https://file.ac/FK7-ioYghVI/
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Chinese Calligraphy Couplet Eulogy by Chen Yuguang

Estimate $200 - $400
Sep 08, 2018
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Starting Price $100
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0183: Chinese Calligraphy Couplet Eulogy by Chen Yuguang

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Est. $200 - $400Starting Price $100
Fall 2018 Fine Asian Art & Antiques Day 1
Sep 08, 2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0183 Details

Description
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A Chinese calligraphy couplet in ink on silver-flecked paper. It is by Chen Yuguang, the President of Jinling University and is a eulogy for John Ferguson. It is mounted on a silk backing and silk dowels.

Dimensions are: 79 inches tall X 14 inches wide. All measurements are approximate.

Condition: Very minor spotting and staining and 1 has a small tear.

Provenance: From the estate of John Calvin Ferguson, a well known American scholar of Chinese art, collector and procurer for American art museums, and a Chinese government advisor. Mr. Ferguson first came to China in 1887 and stayed until 1943. He was the founder and first president of Nanjing University in 1888. He also founded Jiaotong University in Shanghai in 1902. He collected many important Chinese arts and antiques. Some of them are currently in Metropolitan Museum in New York City, as well as the Nanjing University Museum.

High resolution images can be found at: https://file.ac/FK7-ioYghVI/

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