A HARDSTONE-IVORY-AND-CORAL INLAY ‘HUNDRED ANTIQUES AND BIRDS AND FLOWERS’ FOUR PANELS SCREEN
Late Qing dynasty
176 x 184 cm
Each black lacquered panel divided in three sections, the central and larger one with a ‘birds and flowers’ composition together with seal characters, the other smaller two with various archaistic ritual vessels each containing fruits and flowers, the elements carved in jade, jadeite, agate, malachite, cornelian, coral and ivory, the back of the screen finely painted with a continuous scene with the Eighteen Lohans.
Provenance: acquired before 1975.