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A VERY FINE AND MAGNIFICENTLY CARVED CIRCULAR JADE SCREEN, CHINA, QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
Diameter 21 cm
Estimate € 25,000 - 35,000
Exquisitely carved in high relief to depict a dense continuous scene, of mountains landscape formed by jagged rocks, wutong and pine tree, pavilions and wispy clouds, the first detailed with two scholars walking and passing a little waterfall, after left a temple beneath an overhanging wutong trees, with one sage point out to the other the five bats* just flying over them, the reverse with a wide scene of rocks issuing knotted and twisting prunus tree with wide branches in blossoms*, close to a chrysanthemum plant with flowers and a pheasant perching on the rocks; an horizontal flaw crossing the sides and possibly re-stuck, and very minor frits.
The five blessings: longevity, health, wealth, love of virtue and a peaceful death', this is a typical Kangxi decoration see also R.L. Hobson, Chinese Ceramics in Private Collections, London 1931, p. 25. fig. 48. and also another similar one see Sotheby's New York, 18 September 2013, lot 318.