A twelve-panel coromandel screen. Wood, Lacquer and colours. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate € 100.000 – €120.000. Sold for € 111.600. Photo Lempertz
A twelve-panel coromandel screen. Wood, Lacquer and colours. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)
Carved on both sides, the front depicting a festive birthday celebration in the Daoist paradise set in a landscape with rocks, pine trees and the island Penglai. As Xiwangmu and immortals converge bearing gifts, the focus of attention is Shoulao seated in a grotto surrounded by deer, cranes and lingzhi, all symbols of longevity. The scene is surrounded by a band displaying the Hundred Antiquities motif at the top and flower sprays at the bottom.
The reverse displays ten panels with two signed poems and two pictorial motifs each, surrounded by flowering branches, fruits and vegetables. The twelve wooden panels are joined together by hinges. Figure group on the second to last panel and small surrounding areas retouched. Generally good condition.
Height 245 cm; panel width 45.8 cm, total width 550 cm
Provenance: Private collection of Didier Aaron (1923-2009), Paris
Literature: Published in: Thibaut Wolvesperges, Le Meuble Francais en Laque au XVIIIe Siecle, Bruxelles 2000, p. 53
Lempertz. 05.12.2014, 14:00 Asian Art | Cologne