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A CHINESE AUBERGINE AND BANTAM WORK LACQUER TWELVE-LEAF SCREEN, the central panel depicting an extensive hilly landscape, a young dignatory being presented at court being feted in a triumphial procession with musicians and followers in attendance, embarking upon a ship, the rocky landscape punctuated by courtly figures, huntsmen, and temples on rocky outcrops, the whole within a panelled border scattered with Chinese cooking utensils, baskets of flowers and fruit within a geometrically patterned outer border with Chinese characters and symbolic birds, the reverse decorated with further landscape scenes and still-lives of poppies, crysanthemums, water-lilies and cooking utensils, as well as courtly figures, crabs, dogs and deer, restorations to lacquer, Kangxi, early 17th Century

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A CHINESE AUBERGINE AND BANTAM WORK LACQUER TWELVE-LEAF SCREEN, the central panel depicting an extensive hilly landscape, a young dignatory being presented at court being feted in a triumphial procession with musicians and followers in attendance, embarking upon a ship, the rocky landscape punctuated by courtly figures, huntsmen, and temples on rocky outcrops, the whole within a panelled border scattered with Chinese cooking utensils, baskets of flowers and fruit within a geometrically patterned outer border with Chinese characters and symbolic birds, the reverse decorated with further landscape scenes and still-lives of poppies, crysanthemums, water-lilies and cooking utensils, as well as courtly figures, crabs, dogs and deer, restorations to lacquer, Kangxi, early 17th Century
each leaf 66in. (251.5cm.) x 20¾in. (53cm.)
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