An important inscribed pale celadon jade table screen, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period | 清乾隆 青白玉雕臨泉圖插屏
An important inscribed pale celadon jade table screen
Qing dynasty, Qianlong period
of vertical rectangular form, skillfully carved in several layers of relief on one side with two scholars standing on a rocky outcrop beneath a gnarled pine tree all set within a vertiginous mountain landscape of craggy peaks and ravines, a waterfall coursing between the distant summits before cascading down the steep rock face in the middle-distance, roiling clouds in the sky above, the verso carved in low relief with a river estuary with steep rockwork rising to one side, the top left corner with a twenty-eight character poem Yuzhi gaoshi linquan shi (scholars by the waterfall) incised and gilt, following by the inscriptions Yuzhi ti and He Shen jingshu (respectfully written by He Shen)
Height 10 ⅞ in., 27.6 cm
In excellent general condition, with only a few small chips to the lower edges, a small loss to the end of the staff carried by one figure, and a couple of scattered minute nicks.
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Collection of Mr. and Mrs. James Leipner.
Gifted to Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, in 1976 (acc. no. 76.180).
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Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, circa 1980-88.