17 September 2008
Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim
A PAIR OF RECTANGULAR SPINACH-GREEN TABLE SCREENS
Each deeply carved in mirror form and joining together as a sweeping panoramic landscape with pavilions set in tall mountains under pine trees by the banks of a swiftly running river, encircling a small island with further pavilions and tall mountains in the distance, with a scholar standing by a small bridge and awaiting his attendant, who holds a stack of books and approaches from the other side, the reverse of each carved with two mandarin ducks swimming amidst grasses and beneath a large fruiting and flowering branch
10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.) high, wood stands (2)
Sotheby's, New York, 24 June 1982, lot 178.
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Three Dynasties of Jade, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1971, p. 39, no. 66.
A similar pair of spinach-green jade table screens was sold in these rooms, 30 March 2005, lot 141.
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