26 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 22,500
Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
A TWELVE-PANEL COROMANDEL LACQUER SCREEN
QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
Elaborately carved on one side with a scene of Xiwangmu descending on clouds and being greeted by Daoist immortals bearing gifts, framed within borders of precious objects and birds amidst prunus blossoms, the reverse with paired birds in a lush landscape between borders of antiques and scaly five-clawed dragons, with a short inscription and cyclical date, third month of the yimao year of the Kangxi period, corresponding to 1675
110¼ in. (280 cm.) high, 214½ in. (544.8 cm.) wide
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