14 September 2009
A SMALL CLOISONNE ENAMEL DOUBLE-SIDED RECTANGULAR TABLE SCREEN
FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY
One side with a magpie perched on a magnolia branch above peonies, asters and blue rocks, the reverse with another magpie perched on a blue rock amidst poppies and viburnum
9½ x 5 5/8 in. (24.1 x 14.3 cm.), wood stand
Desmond Gure Collection, 1968.
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The Arts of the Ming Dynasty, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1957, no. 330.
A similarly dated, double-sided cloisonné panel of comparable size is illustrated by H. Brinker and A. Lutz, Chinese Cloisonné: The Pierre Uldry Collection, The Asia Society, New York, 1989, no. 146.
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