Lot 3284. A rare twelve-panel carved lacquer screen, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Each panel 109 ¾ x 18 ¾ x ¾ in. (278.8 x 47.6 x 1.9 cm.). Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price Realized USD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The screen is carved through a brown ground and picked out in a full range of colors. One side depicts a palace scene with arriving guests bringing gifts to a dignitary at center, amidst musicians, attendants, and military figures, all within a border of antiques, flowers and birds. The reverse depicts figures in a water garden with various pavilions and bridges, all within a border of landscape vignettes and flowers..
Provenance: Christianne Engs, California, October 2006.
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15 - 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza