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A rare imperial bamboo-inlaid and zitan-framed ‘landscape’ screen Qing dynasty, Qianlong period | 清乾隆 紫檀嵌竹山水圖、百壽紋雙面插屏

Estimate:

60,000

to
- 80,000 EUR

A rare imperial bamboo-inlaid and zitan-framed ‘landscape’ screen Qing dynasty, Qianlong period | 清乾隆 紫檀嵌竹山水圖、百壽紋雙面插屏

A rare imperial bamboo-inlaid and zitan-framed ‘landscape’ screen Qing dynasty, Qianlong period | 清乾隆 紫檀嵌竹山水圖、百壽紋雙面插屏

Estimate:

60,000

to
- 80,000 EUR

Lot sold:

88,200

EUR

A rare imperial bamboo-inlaid and zitan-framed ‘landscape’ screen

Qing dynasty, Qianlong period


finely decorated with a mountaineous landscape inlaid in carved sections of bamboo, with a lake in the distance, the reverse inscribed with gilt longevity characters on a black lacquer ground, the frame of zitan

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78 x 56 x 26 cm, 30¾ by 22 by 10¼ in. (with the stand)

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Important écran impérial en bois laqué et incrusté d'un paysage lacustre en bambou, dans un cadre en zitan, Dynastie Qing, époque Qianlong

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清乾隆 紫檀嵌竹山水圖、百壽紋雙面插屏


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78 x 56 x 26 公分, 30¾x 22 x 10¼英寸 (連座)

The blue-ground lacquer is cracked and secured as visible on the catalogue photo. There is a section of the landscape on the upper right which is carved from a different type of wood and may be a later replacement. There are a few expected chips. Please note that most of the landscape is actually carved in bamboo and not jichimu as wrongly stated in the previous cataloguing.


There are crackles and a few dents to the surface lacquer ‎on the reverse, as well as flakes with corresponding losses to the gilt symbols (showing on the illustration in the catalogue). The zitan frame is in good condition with some scratches and a few dents. There are some age cracks to the trestle stand which is otherwise in good condition.


中文內容僅供參考,請以英文原版為準。如圖所示,藍漆有裂、經加固。山水圖右上一處木料不同,或為後配。有磕若干,屬正常。敬請注意,山水圖大部分乃竹雕,而非雞翅木。插屏背面,漆有裂紋、凹痕,漆金壽字有剝落,如圖所見。紫檀框品相良好,有劃痕、凹痕。底座有舊裂,品相良好。


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Veuillez noter que ce lot est incrusté en bamboou, mais pas en jichimu, dont certaines parties restaurées avec un autre type de bois. La description doit être: 'Important écran impérial en bois laqué et incrusté d'un paysage lacustre en bambou, dans un cadre en zitan' / Please note that the wood inlay are made in carved bamboo and not Jichimu, with some sections restored with another wood. The guarantee line should read: 'A rare imperial bamboo-inlaid and zitan-framed 'landscape' screen'. 敬請注意,中間木雕部份應為嵌竹,而非嵌雞翅木,局部區域以另一種木材修復。此拍品應為:紫檀嵌竹山水圖、百壽紋雙面插屏。

Wood inlaid screens, either hanging or set on a trestle stand as the present example, became popular pieces of furniture in the early Qing dynasty. Often displayed in pairs or in sets, these panels adorned many halls and rooms in the private quarters of the Forbidden City. Conceived as highly engaging three-dimensional paintings, this type of screens began to be produced in the Kangxi reign, but peaked in popularity during the Qianlong period, when they were made in a variety of media. The most sophisticated examples were made in the Zaobanchu (Imperial Palace Workshop), where skilled artisan often collaborated to create the most innovative works of art for the imperial court.


The lavish use of the precious jichimu, and the frame of zitan, the most valued timber available to wood carvers and furniture makers, makes this screens particularly special. Zitan was the favoured timber of the Ming and Qing court, and its long growth period and limited availability made it especially valuable. The subtle and deep lustre of the wood and its characteristic chestnut colour, which turns purplish-black after prolonged exposure to air, was fully exploited on this panel through its contrast with the lighter jichimu and coloured background.


Intended to be viewed from both sides, the reverse of the present screen is decorated with hundred gilt shou characters, a symbol of longevity and a popular decoration at the Qing court.


Compare a panel with a landscape carved from hongmu, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, accession no. 故00210623. See also two table screens inlaid mainly in zitan, also in the Palace Museum, accession nos 故00209206 and 故00209215; and a much larger throne screen illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures in the Palace Museum. Furniture of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Hong Kong, 2002, pl. 201.n 


accession no. 00210623: https://digicol.dpm.org.cn/cultural/detail?id=2b0286d5462a4e68aa5bf0d6844def48

accession no 故00209206: https://digicol.dpm.org.cn/cultural/detail?id=618d76b1c4cf49b8945e862e02395f1f

accession no故00209215: https://digicol.dpm.org.cn/cultural/detail?id=0bb13cac3b7644cc937fe047dbe12c2b

Compare also an important zitan framed, jade and wood inlaid Imperial 'landscape' panel, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period, sold in these rooms, 11th December 2020, lot 90.

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嵌木掛屏及插屏流行於清代早期,多數成雙或成組,紫禁城內廳堂房閣時有見之。 

掛屏浮雕立體,栩栩如生,康熙始見,乾隆盛行,有見以各式材質製者,以造辦處御製為佳,成品匠心獨運,力求創新。 


但凡木匠及家具藝匠,均尊紫檀木為至珍,本屏用罕有雞翅木嵌鑲貴重紫檀,更顯不凡。紫檀材稀,極為珍罕,深受明清宮廷所喜,但生長週期漫長,是以可用之材有限。紫檀久置色深,黝黑泛紫,藝匠利用其色澤沉穩,與雞翅木之淺色、以及彩色背景形成鮮明對比。 


本插屏屬雙面設計,背面飾清宮常見之百壽紋。 


參考北京故宮藏嵌紅木掛屏(故 00210623),另可比較該院藏兩面嵌紫檀插屏(故 00209206、故 00209215),或一座尺寸碩大的屏風,收錄在《故宮博物院藏文物珍品全集.明清家具》,香港,2002,圖版201。


accession no. 故00210623: https://digicol.dpm.org.cn/cultural/detail?id=2b0286d5462a4e68aa5bf0d6844def48

accession no 故00209206: https://digicol.dpm.org.cn/cultural/detail?id=618d76b1c4cf49b8945e862e02395f1f

accession no故00209215: https://digicol.dpm.org.cn/cultural/detail?id=0bb13cac3b7644cc937fe047dbe12c2b

另比一件清乾隆紫檀嵌黃楊木雕泛舟圖掛屏,售於巴黎蘇富比2020年12月11日,編號90