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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 376

    AN UNUSUAL RETICULATED HUANGHUALI EIGHT-PANEL SCREEN, WEIPING

    18TH CENTURY

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    AN UNUSUAL RETICULATED HUANGHUALI EIGHT-PANEL SCREEN, WEIPING
    18TH CENTURY
    Consisting of eight tall hinged panels with rectangular frames enclosing panels carved in openwork with dragons amidst scrolling stems, the large central section now inset with silk panels and bordered above and below by panels centered with quatrefoil cartouches carved in high relief with immortals, all above a lower register of chilong dragons surrounding shou characters, the two end panels with outer borders of three stacked cartouches also carved with immortals, the reverse with shou characters in painted quatrefoil cartouches, each of the eight panels with extended vertical posts forming the legs joined by a shaped apron
    108 in. (274 cm.) high, 156 in. (396.2 cm.) wide, 1 in. (2.5 cm.) deep


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    The immortals carved on the twenty-two cartouches surrounding the central section of the screen include the Eighteen Buddhist Luohans.

    Compare the present lot with the twelve-panel screen formerly in the Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture, illustrated by Wang and Evarts Masterpieces from the Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture, San Francisco and Chicago, 1995, p. 156, no. 73, which was sold in these rooms, 19 September 1996, lot 107. The present lot also strongly resembles a 17th-18th century huanghuali twelve-panel screen depicting the Eighteen Luohans sold in these rooms, 16 September 1999, lot 106.

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