• For the Enjoyment of Scholars: auction at Christies

    Sale 2391

    For the Enjoyment of Scholars: Selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 857

    A RARE INTRICATELY CARVED IVORY SIX-FOLD TABLE SCREEN

    19TH CENTURY

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    A RARE INTRICATELY CARVED IVORY SIX-FOLD TABLE SCREEN
    19TH CENTURY
    One side carved in high relief with myriad figures in an elaborate and continuous court scene with the emperor in a pavilion in the center, each panel on the reverse finely engraved with a different intricate scene, each with cloud-enshrouded mountains in the distance
    12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) high x 27 in. (68.6 cm.) long overall


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    Provenance

    Chrysler Collection.
    Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art.