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A WHITE JADE 'IMMORTAL' TABLE SCREEN WITH ITS ORIGINAL CLOISONNE AND CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL STAND
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
600,000800,000
LOT SOLD. 1,750,000 HKD
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A WHITE JADE 'IMMORTAL' TABLE SCREEN WITH ITS ORIGINAL CLOISONNE AND CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL STAND
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
600,000800,000
LOT SOLD. 1,750,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee

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A WHITE JADE 'IMMORTAL' TABLE SCREEN WITH ITS ORIGINAL CLOISONNE AND CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL STAND
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
of circular form, deftly carved in various levels of relief, one face depicting an immortal holding a peach looking backwards at his attendant carrying a floral spray, before an elaborate pavilion sheltered amongst pine trees in a rocky landscape by a flowing river, opposite two further immortals in a fenced garden on the right, above another attendant holding a ruyi sceptre on a rocky ledge under a wutong tree, the reverse depicting a crane with its head turned sharply backwards, standing on cragged rocks in a landscape with pine, wutong and a waterfall, the stone of an even white tone, the cloisonné and champlevé enamel stand decorated with stylised blue lotus sprays flanked by kui dragons against a turquoise ground
screen 19.4 cm, 7 5/8  in.
overall h. 26.3 cm, 10 3/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

The present white jade circular table screen is finely carved in various levels of relief. Depicted on one side are three immortals and an attendant conversing under a large overhanging pine, in a rural landscape replete with wutong trees and a stream, all within rocks and clouds around the edges; centred on the reverse is a crane standing in a cascading waterfall. Such idyllic scenes, as if unfolding like a painting, transport the viewer to a state of tranquillity and harmony, and provide a momentary escape from mundane, daily duties.

Considering himself a great patron and connoisseur of the arts, the Qianlong Emperor advocated that jade carved panels, brushpots and mountains should carry the spirit of paintings by famous past masters. It is recorded that a number of classical paintings from the Emperor's own collection was ordered to be reproduced in jade. The sense of harmony between the figures and the vast landscape in this screen is an exemplary demonstration of the Emperor's vision.

Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee

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Hong Kong