A fine large slate rectangular plaque Late 18th/ 19th century
Lot 112
A fine large slate rectangular plaque Late 18th/ 19th century
Sold for £13,200 (US$ 22,186) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A fine large slate rectangular plaque
Late 18th/ 19th century
Precisely and densely carved on one side with an extensive riverscape, two leisure craft poled and steered by crew in the foreground and a fisherman in a sampan on the far bank, clusters of rockwork, pine and willow leading the eye towards a cluster of pavilions and a riverside retreat beneath a range of wooded peaks at the top.
59cm x 45cm (23¼in x 17¾in)

Footnotes

  • The present screen is unique in its imagery and use of the stone. A slate screen dated to circa 1850 in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is carved with a related depiction of cranes dropping arrows into a vase below, see R.Kerr, Chinese Art and Design, London, 1991, pp.122-123, pl.48. Another slate screen similarly carved with two cranes carrying arrows in their beaks above an ornate landscape is illustrated in Sydney L.Moss Ltd., Emperor, Scholar, Artisan, Monk, London, 1984, Catalogue no.76. Also compare a similar duan stone screen in a wood frame and stand sold in these rooms, 14 May 2009, lot 184.
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