The Property of a Gentleman (lots 586-594)
A rare and exquisite spinach green jade 'Yuanxiao Festival' circular table screen and stand
The circular screen finely worked in high relief, one side with a scene of foreigners carrying exotic tributes up winding rocky mountain paths during the first fifteen days of the lunar New Year, including Sogdian emissaries bearing the banner 'wanguo laichao' followed by an entourage carrying and pushing carts, the reverse with further Middle Eastern emisarries seated atop an elephant with musicians hammering gong at the side, all travelling amongst landscape with lush pine trees and wispy clouds; the other side with further landscape scene of the three friends of winter amongst rockworks, the jade screen sturdily steated atop an accompanying naturalistic stand, ornately worked in reticulation featuring dense growth of stylistic lotus sprays on an elaborate pedestal.
31cm high. (2).