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Posted 4 years ago


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I just purchased this scroll and am looking for any help with any info on it . The scroll itself is 15 inched in width and 20 feet long ( not a typo 20 feet long ) . The images are of the first four sections that would fit in camera view finder . I took it to a local Asian restaurant as the owner is in his Mid 90's and he offered me 1000 for it but not for sale just trying to find history and value of it . Thanks for any help that anyone can be .

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  1. dande52, 4 years ago
    other than trying to buy it, did he say what it was?
  2. Snow1315, 4 years ago
    The only info he gave me was that looked to be painted on rice paper and estimated that it was somewhere around 70 years old and that the writings going across the top were some type of poem and then very quickly offered me 1k for it . Sorry I could not be more helpfull .. I have no local Asian galleries to take it to....I live about one and a half hours from Balt/Wash. area . I may have to take a road trip lol
  3. geo26e geo26e, 4 years ago
    The first picture on the far left top vertical line is the date. It says Qianlong Emperor period (ie. 1735-1796) 3rd month of the year. Bottom line is the name of the person who apeears to be some government offical (surname 'Leung' )offering this writing/drawing scroll to the emperor to read.
    This piece could be 16th century! I think it is worth e mailing Sotheby or Christies for confirmation.
  4. geo26e geo26e, 4 years ago
    Qianlong Emperor

    The top 2 character = Qianlong
  5. Snow1315, 4 years ago
    George , Just wanted to say thank you for the info and I wish you would have been able to see the complete scroll .I have contacted Sotheby's and have sent them pictures. I will try to keep you informed of the progress that we make... again, thank you for you info and knowledge of this, it is how we knew what to say to the auction houses...
  6. shrine shrine, 4 years ago
    No need to contact Sotheby's. Anyone with some knowledge about oriental art history would not do so. Just imagining one day you come across a "“Mona Lisa" in a local shop...

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