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Fake republic period vase
Just sold today is this vase. Sold as being by He Xuren and dated 1924. He Xuren was a member of the eight friends of zushan. He specialized/known for his winter scenes.
This one sold by a auction in Florida for $90,000 is a modern interpretation.
Noble house gallery made reference to a pair sold at christies in 2013 for £187500.
The houses look like painted by a child and would disturb me each time I look at the vase.
There is a plaque discussed over at Gotheborg back in December 2017 with buildings very like that. It was dated 1967. It was felt by some of the discussion group that it depicted the Russian efficient building style during the cultural Revolution. It seems who ever put the fake together discovered by Mark really got things mixed up.
Hi Mark -
There is no comparison between the painting style on this vase and the Sothebys pair cited, which are wrapped in snowscapes of breathtaking quality ...
The vase sold is imo more in line with works by Yu Wenxiang (1910-1993) and bears no resemblance to works by the master He Xuren. Yu was a student (his favorite apparently) of the master and consequently copied/attributed a lot of his style to his master.
My feeling is that the vase sold is by neither of these artists. It's imo rather a fairly modern interpretation bearing the marks/seal of He Xuren The calligraphy on the example sold is nothing like either of these artists. It's worth noting that a lot of the copies/attributes of the master produced in China today tend to resemble Yu's work/style etc rather than the master. Yu's genuine works are highly desired.
Personally I don't like it for the reasons posted by Birgit. Huge price for a modern vase. Buyer remorse!
This is one of Yu's works from the gotheborg site. Note the similar style!
I can't believe someone paid ninety grand for that. Especially when the comparrison they used is so off base. What the hell?
Neither can I believe it. Can you imagine how one would feel after taking it to sotheby's and being told it's a modern fake!!!
This one a little bit smaller at @23cm sold at sotheby's 20th March 2019 for $67,500.
And this plaque sold same year but in September. It was in my opinion a bargain at $3500+BP. It was previously on eBay and sold a few times without payment etc. First time it sold for 90k. Then I think 35k and finally about 25k. It was offered by JHT in Canada. In my opinion it has a market value of @15k. I actually really wanted it but didn't have the spare cash at the time. Hoping it will come up soon again!
And this one is currently on eBay for $87,500 obo. It's a genuine example that if I recall correctly was at christies a few year's back.
Even I can see the difference and I know next to nothing.
Thank you, all, for posting these. It is extremely helpful for me to see these examples and compare the genuine with the copy. An excellent teaching post for us inexperienced collectors!
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