• 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 883

    A SMALL IVORY RECTANGULAR TABLE SCREEN

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SMALL IVORY RECTANGULAR TABLE SCREEN
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    One side finely carved in low relief with a grouping of archaic bronzes including a chariot jingle, the reverse with a famous poem by the poet, Li Bai, Xing Han Luo Bi Yao Wu Yue, Shi Cheng Xiao Ao Ling Cang Zhou, which may be translated as follows 'moved to put brush to paper, my words shake the five mountains. The poem completed, laughing loudly, I stand high over land and water.'
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high, stand


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