A magnificent pale green jade circular table screen
The circular panel intricately worked on both sides, the front depicting Shoulao seated on a deer and carrying a ruyi sceptre, flanked by two attendants bearing books suspended on a staff and a double gourd, following a third attendant with a cart of ripe fruits, all set within a dense deeply worked mountainous landscape, with over-hanging rockwork, gnarled pine and wutong trees and with pavilions rising in the distance, the reverse worked with eight cranes in flight and perched on a large pine tree, all amidst rocky outcrops and low-lying clouds and above turbulent waves, the attractive variations of colour on the pale green stone skilfully incorporated to convey the natural contours of the mountains, original stained ivory and carved wood stand.
21.7cm diam. (overall height including stand 35.9cm high). (2).