18 June 2002
A KINGFISHER-FEATHER AND INLAID-WOOD SCREEN
The rectangular panel delicately crafted in kingfisher and other feathers, silk and polychrome ivory in high and low relief with a theatrical battle scene before pavilions and trees, the wood stand enclosing a lower glazed panel with a bird and rocks and inlaid with mother-of-pearl, some losses to wood inlay
28¾in. (73cm.) high overall
Sir John Roger, presented by the Empress of China
Lady Holland, presented by Mr. Rice, the American Ambassador
Arthur Kay, H.R.S.A.
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Compare the two screens illustrated in La Cité Interdite, Paris, 1996, p. 246, figs. 113-114
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