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A CARVED WHITE JADE-INSET HARDWOOD TABLE SCREEN
A CARVED WHITE JADE-INSET HARDWOOD TABLE SCREEN
A CARVED WHITE JADE-INSET HARDWOOD TABLE SCREEN
A CARVED WHITE JADE-INSET HARDWOOD TABLE SCREEN
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A CARVED WHITE JADE-INSET HARDWOOD TABLE SCREEN

THE JADE PLAQUE, JIAQING PERIOD (1796-1820)

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A CARVED WHITE JADE-INSET HARDWOOD TABLE SCREEN
THE JADE PLAQUE, JIAQING PERIOD (1796-1820)
The thick rectangular plaque is carved on one side with a mountainous landscape scene with a young boy and a buffalo under a pine tree. The reverse is carved with an imperial poem describing the scene. The plaque is set within a carved openwork wood frame that fits into a separate, tiered wood stand.
The Jade plaque, 8 5/8 x 5 13/16 in. (21.9 x 14.8 cm.)
Table screen, 17 ¾ x 12 ¼ in. (45.1 x 31.1 cm.)
Provenance
George Walter Vincent Smith (1832-1923), Springfield, Massachusetts, acquired prior to 1910.
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The imperial poem inscribed on the reverse of the plaque comments on the changing of the seasons and the transience of time. It was composed by Jueluo Guifang (d. 1814), a high-ranking scholar-official who passed the imperial exam in 1799. Jueluo served as the tutor to the Jiaqing Emperor’s (r. 1796-1820), third son, Miankai, Prince Dunke of the First Rank (1795-1838), and was subsequently appointed to govern the canals for transportation in southern China.

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