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Lot. 10

ZHENG XiaoXu

Title
COUPLET CALLIGRAPHY
Technique
ink on paper
scrolled
Sign
signed and stamped on middle left “孝胥“
Literature
“Aixinjueluo Ho exhibition“ Suginami District Provincial Museum 1992
Size
170.0×36.0cm
Estimation
HKD : 100,000 - 150,000
( JPY 1,300,000 - 2,000,000 )  ( USD 13,000 - 20,000 )


Auction Result
BI
ZHENG XiaoXu born in a courtier’s family in Fujian, admitted the first at provincial examinations at 23-year-old. He got Li Hongzhang and Zhang Zhidong and others appreciated, after Chen BaoChen recommended to Puyi, he is appointed as prime Minister of the Imperial Household. In 1924, Puyi was being expelled from the Forbidden City, later then after Zheng Xiaoxu and Japanese garrison Colonel Takemoto Dorje discussed, left the Prince House secretly through German hospital, and fled into the Japanese Embassy accompanied by the Zheng Xiaoxu. In the book of Puyi “Half my life“, except the three words “Kwantung Army”, the most appeared words are “Zheng Xiaoxu”. Zheng Xiaoxu’s calligraphy works look Guy, scribe, studied from Ouyang Xun and Su Shi and became strong at “Bei Wei Bei ban”, is one of the modern calligraphers with personality. This work is Xing Kai, his words are vigorous but simple, you can see his traditional technique, express his feeling and spirit freely. This literati’s heart “write” creative mood of the works, let us think and is fascinating.


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