Despite the popularity of jade screens of scholarly subjects, no comparable example of similar design seems to be recorded. Compare a smaller rectangular jade screen of the Qianlong period, depicting an idyllic scene of the scholar Zhou Dunyi admiring a pond of summer lotuses, sold in these rooms, 3rd October 2017, lot 3617. A white jade screen decorated with moonlit waterscape, but without any scholar, formerly in the Art Institute of Chicago gifted by Samuel M. and Matilda Nickerson, was sold in our New York rooms, 20th March 2019, lot 568. For a later example, see a smaller rectangular jade screen with scholars watching the tides attributed to the late Qing dynasty, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 1st May 1995, lot 817.
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