A RARE HONGMU AND STAINED IVORY TABLE SCREEN AND STAND
Prospective purchasers are advised that several co… Read more
A RARE HONGMU AND STAINED IVORY TABLE SCREEN AND STAND

QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

Details
A RARE HONGMU AND STAINED IVORY TABLE SCREEN AND STAND
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
The front of the screen is exquisitely decorated with colourful stained ivory illustrating large floral blooms on leafy branches beside tall jagged rocks. Five long-tailed birds are depicted perched on the branches, with another one on a rock and two further birds in flight. The hongmu frame is detailed with floral scrolls, interspersed with later inset glass bats. The reverse of the screen is gilt-lacquered with a similar scene of birds and flowers. The stand is carved with foliate scrolls, flanked by openwork uprights also decorated with a stylised floral design.
114 cm. (44 7/8 in.) wide, 16 7/8 in. (42.5 cm.) deep, 48 ¼ in. (122.5 cm.) high overall with stand
Provenance
From a private UK collection; previously in the collection of a distinguished magnate active in Shanghai during the 1920s-1930s, thence by descent within the family.
Special notice

Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

Brought to you by

Leila de vos van Steenwijk
Leila de vos van Steenwijk

More from Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

View All
View All