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A superb inscribed white jade table screen
Qing Dynasty, 18th century
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 90,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
45
A superb inscribed white jade table screen
Qing Dynasty, 18th century
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 90,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Concordia House Collection: Fine Chinese Jades and Important Works of Art from a Midwestern Family

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A superb inscribed white jade table screen
Qing Dynasty, 18th century

of rectangular section, finely carved on one side with a mountainous landscape scene depicting an acolyte standing before a short wooden bridge set above a rushing stream, awaiting the arrival of an approaching scholar seated on the back of an oxen, followed by his servant carrying a gnarled staff hung with scrolls, surrounded by towering pine trees, open pavilions and distant mountains enshrouded in mist, incised and gilded to the upper section with a short poem followed by the seals qian and long and to the reverse with a longer inscription, the later spinach jade stand of trestle form with a pair of dragon panels above an angular scrolled apron carved with confronting stylized dragons (2)


Quantity: 2
Height of screen 6 3/4 in., 17.1 cm
Width 9 1/8 in., 23.3 cm
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Provenance

Warren E. Cox, New York.

Literature

Charles Stanley Nott, A Catalogue of Chinese Jade Carvings, Palm Beach, cat.no. 48, pp. 46-47.

Catalogue Note

The present table screen is remarkable for the quality and crispness of the carved details, particularly to the figures' faces.  Compare a similar white jade table screen illustrated in The Refined Taste of the Emperor: Special Exhibition of Archaic and Pictorial Jades of the Ch'ing Court, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1997, cat.no. 71; and another illustrated in A Romance with Jade from the De An Tang Collection, Hong Kong, 2004, no. 45.  See also a related imperially inscribed circular white jade table screen and stand, sold at Christie’s London, 12th July 2005, lot 70; and another sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 27th October 2003, lot 846.

The Concordia House Collection: Fine Chinese Jades and Important Works of Art from a Midwestern Family

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New York