• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 292

    A MASSIVE TIELIMU AND NANMU TWELVE-PANEL SCREEN, WEIPING

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A MASSIVE TIELIMU AND NANMU TWELVE-PANEL SCREEN, WEIPING
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    Each panel of the tielimu frame set with three carved nanmu panels depicting archaistic kui dragon scroll on one side and mythical beasts, precious objects and scholars on the other, the two end panels set with three additional friezes of archaistic kui dragon scroll and precious objects, each panel with double-sided insets painted with bird and flower scenes on one side and calligraphy on the reverse
    137 in. (348 cm.) high, 267 in. (678.2 cm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890-1920s, thence by descent within the family.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this screen is tielimu and nanmu.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NORTH-AMERICAN CHINESE FAMILY COLLECTION, FORMED DURING THE LATE QING DYNASTY