16 September 2016
AN EMBELLISHED LAPIS LAZULI AND HARDWOOD TABLE SCREEN
19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY
The screen is carved in relief and embellished on one side with a scene of Shoulao holding a staff and standing on a mountain path as he looks back at his attendant, all in jade, various hardstones and glass, and below a gilt-filled inscription in an upper corner. A gilt-filled, intaglio-carved scene of pavilions in a further mountain landscape decorates the reverse. The hardwood stand is carved with archaistic bird scroll.
18 in. (45.8 cm.) high with stand
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