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Chinese Scroll Lu Yu Sage of Tea

$1,100.00 $800.00

Unusual Chinese scroll depicting famous Chinese personality Lu Yu of 8th Century respected as the "Sage of Tea" for his contribution to Chinese tea culture. Lu Yu is known for his monumental book "The Classic of Tea," the first definitive work on tea. It took Yu 20 years to finish this book and was a huge success. Yu was well known all over China. Later in his life he retreated into a long meditation in a mountain and no one ever saw him again. This beautiful scroll was purchased in Hong Kong in the mid 70's by a local collector. Signed with an artist stamp.

Dimensions: 30"w x 53"l

Circa 1950.

Condition: Excellent; minor wear appropriate with age and use.