Lot 3747. A large and rare spinach jade 'Three Star Gods' table screen, Qing dynasty, 18th century; diameter 35 cm., 13 3/4 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD. © Sotheby's
of circular form, boldly worked in varying levels of relief with a wondrous mountain landscape, the reverse enamelled in finely incised gold lacquer with a lakeside landscape, the smoothly polished stone of deep emerald-green colour mottled with darker specks and a few paler streaks, elaborate carved wood stand.
The three figures on the present example are likely to represent the Three Star Gods (fulushou sanxing); fu symbolising the god of happiness, lu the god of emolument, and shou the god of longevity.