AN INSCRIBED AND DATED SIX-PANEL COROMANDEL LACQUER SCREEN, QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD, DATED 1684 |
15,000 - 25,000 EUR
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- 204 x 53 cm ; 80 3/8 x 20 7/8 in. (each panel)
boldly carved on one side with a pair of deer resting in an idyllic landscape setting next to elaborate rockwork and surrounded by flowering prunus, bamboo and pine trees on a monochromatic ivory background, one panel with a poetic inscription dated to the 22nd year of Kangxi corresponding to 1684, the reverse not carved
Compagnie Française de l'Orient et de la Chine, Paris, before 2010 (by repute).
The present screen is especially striking for its central depiction of a pair of spotted deer, superbly incised with brown fur and white spot markings, presenting a birthday wish of longevity. This composition with two deers can be found as well on the screen in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, illustrated by Wilfried De Kesel and Greet Dhont, Coromandel Lacquer Screens, Bussels, 2002, ill.41. Compare with an eight-panels coromandel lacquer on black ground screen, 18th century, depicting flowering trees, rockwork and spotted deer sold in our rooms in NYC, 28/29 December 1989, lot 337. Compare also with a magnificent twelve-panels coromandel screen with two spotted deer, Kangxi period, sold in our rooms in NYC, 14th September 2011, lot 145.