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AN EIGHT-PANEL COROMANDEL LACQUER SCREEN
AN EIGHT-PANEL COROMANDEL LACQUER SCREEN
AN EIGHT-PANEL COROMANDEL LACQUER SCREEN
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AN EIGHT-PANEL COROMANDEL LACQUER SCREEN

KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) DATED BY INSCRIPTION TO 1687

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AN EIGHT-PANEL COROMANDEL LACQUER SCREEN
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) DATED BY INSCRIPTION TO 1687
One side of the screen is finely decorated with a pavilion scene depicting dancers, musicians, and actors within a wide border decorated with antiques. The reverse has a lengthy dedicatory birthday inscription.
98 in. (248.9 cm.) high, 17 7/8 in. (45.5 cm.) long, ½ in. (1.3 cm.) deep each panel
Provenance
Spink & Son Ltd., London, 6 March 1992.

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The lengthy dedicatory inscription carved on the back of the screen commemorates the birthday of a father with the surname Duan, and praises their family members’ lifelong accomplishments throughout the dynasties. The inscription is written by Yang Zhongyue, a recorded scholar that held the title of Shujishi (All good men of virtue) in the Hanlin Academy, the academic and administrative institution for higher learning at the imperial court.

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