1981 Chester Comstock was one of
only 59 American artists selected to exhibit his work
in the Great Hall Exhibition Center located in Beijing
China. This exhibit was organized as part of
an art and cultural exchange titled:
of Living American Artists"
Noble House Gallery"
bronze sculptures are inspired by the art and history
of China. The
first in the series of the fine bronze sculptures
offered are designs of Goldfish. In
the Chinese historic tradition the Goldfish
is the symbol of peace, tranquility, good will and
breeding of Goldfish
first began in China during
the Ming dynasty in approximately 1400 AD when breeding
stock was imported to China from the Ryukyu Islands.
The highly valued breeding stock was a diplomatic
gift made to the Rulers of the Ming Dynasty by the
rulers of Japan. The good will represented
by the diplomatic gift of the first breeding
stock is at the root of the meaning of the goldfish
symbology in Chinese art.
great variety of Fancy
Goldfish that currently exist
in China started primarily with the fish from this
first stock. Both Japan and China have selectively
bred different varieties of gold fishes from the
14th century to the present. The numerousvarieties
and distribution of the descendants of this earliest
breeding stock is now a trade of international
and global proportions.
designs are made to capture the beauty and variety
of these Fancy
Goldfish. These sculptures
are part of a collectors series which will be added
to over the coming years. The sculptures offered
in the series are designed specifically for collectors
who can appreciate the finest of modern bronze sculpture.
sculptures represent the perfect gift of enduring
value that you can make to friends, family and business
associates. The history and symbol behind these
designs has been carefully considered in order to honor
and preserve the meaning of diplomacy and gift
Comstock's designs are always distinctive and the
embody the best values of classical design creating
a distinctive accent to any home or office.
Comstock The artist who created
these sculptures is considered to be one of America's
premiere sculptors. Many of Chester's sculptures
have been recognized as collectors items with extremely
favorable comparative appraisals by members
of the ASA (American Society of
Appraisers), AAA and ISA.
Mr. Comstock's sculptures individually
have had values placed well into the tens of thousands
of dollars. The serious collector realizes
that a Comstock sculpture is a
classic example of American art which will only
increase in value over time.