Lot 945. A Dali marble and zitan table screen, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 23 ¼ in. (59 cm.) high, 14 ½ in. (36.8 cm.) wide, 7 ¾ in. (19.7 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Limited 2017.
The attractive, variegated marble panel is suggestive of a mountainous landscape and is set within a zitan frame with finely beaded edge. The screen is supported on a stand finely carved with stylized archaistic scroll in the lower panel and raised on shaped feet and openwork standing spandrels.
Provenance: Nicholas Grindley, London, February 2006.
The Nancy and Ed Rosenthal Collection of Chinese Art.
Literature: Grindley, N., March 2006, London, no. 20.
V. Bower, S. Handler and J. Burris, Brush Clay Wood: The Nancy and Ed Rosenthal Collection of Chinese Art, Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati,2008, pp. 60-61, fig. 30.
Exhibited: Cincinnati, Taft Museum of Art, Brush Clay Wood: The Nancy and Ed Rosenthal Collection of Chinese Art, 7 November 2008 - 11 January 2009.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York