• Important Chinese Ceramics and auction at Christies

    Sale 2731

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1998

    A WHITE JADE TABLE SCREEN

    Price Realised  

    A WHITE JADE TABLE SCREEN
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

    The upright rectangular panel finely carved in high relief on one side with two scholars and their attendant ascending a steep path through a mountainous landscape with pine, wutong and prunus, above them is a pavilion nestled in the hanging cliffs below the cloud line, the reverse depicting the scholars at the end of their journey, seated in an open pavilion between pine, prunus and bamboo, beside steep mountain peaks shrouded by swirling clouds and a waterfall in the distance, the semi-translucent stone with some opaque inclusions well incorporated into the design
    7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm.) high, wood stand


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    Provenance

    An important European private collection formed in the 19th century by a Russian nobleman and diplomat