Lot 353. A pair of famille-verte double-sided plaques mounted as table screens, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Width 10 in., 25.4 cm. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold 20,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
each rectangular panel brightly enameled to both sides, one side with a landscape portraying scholars travelling over bridges towards elegant pavilions all amongst tall mountains; the reverse with figural scenes, one panel depicting a seated official enjoying the antics of two small boys under the watchful eye of their tutor, the other with a seated scholar minding two young students, one playing with ducks and the other bearing a bundle of scrolls, each set into a molded-edge wood frame, with a wood stand of scrollwork spandrels supported on a rectangular base and four low ruyi-form feet (4), coll. nos 432, 433.
Provenance: Berwald Oriental Art, London, 2001.
Sotheby's. Kangxi: The Jie Rui Tang Collection, Part II, New York, 19 March 2019