Lot 410
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A TWELVE PANEL COROMANDEL SCREEN QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD, DATED TO THE XINHAI YEAR CORRESPONDING TO 1671

Estimate
100,000 - 150,000 USD
Sold
173,000 USD
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Description

  • lacquer, wood
  • Each panel: Height 109 1/4   in., 277.5 cm; Width 18 1/2  in., 47 cm
elaborately carved on both sides, the front depicting a lively, festive birthday celebration for the famous Tang dynasty general Guo Ziyi, who is seated on a raised dais in the central pavilion, the focus of attention as guests and attendants converge bearing gifts amidst a lavish setting of buildings, gardens and cavorting deer, a lengthy dedicatory inscription in one upper corner and surrounded by a band displaying the 'hundred antique' motif, enclosed by a border of shou characters flanked by stylized dragons, the reverse with a lush variety of flowering plants and trees, including peony, magnolia, narcissus and roses (12)

Catalogue Note

A similar screen in the Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst, Koln, Germany is illustrated in Hai-Wai-Yi-Chen: Chinese Art in Overseas Collections, Lacquerware, Taipei, 1987, no. 176, pp. 182-183, and two others with similar subject matter and borders are illustrated in W. De Kesel and G. Dhont, Coromandel Lacquer Screens, Gent, 2002, ill.25 and 27.
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