An Imperial spinach green jade 'tiger hunt' circular screen
Skilfully formed from a large boulder into a circular screen, exquisitely worked in varying levels of relief on both sides, the front with an evocative landscape scene of lush pine trees over distant hills on one side, in which six heavily armed figures on horseback are depicted hunting deer, a lone horseman appearing from the rocky crevasse ushering a family of deer towards open grounds, an elderly bearded horseman armed with a forked spear and his entourage issuing order to give chase, the horseback archer riding off in pursuit of the pair of stray deer with his bow and arrow stretched in firing position, another two heroic horsemen armed with forked spear and swirling mace breaking pursuit from chasing a pair of deer to encircle a ferocious tiger, the beast with powerful hind legs in aggressive stance and its head turned left, the reverse worked with an additional landscape scene portraying a herd of horses resting beside a stream, individually grazing on grass, galloping freely or lying recumbent, the stone of intensely rich olive green hue, elaborate carved wood stand.
25.8cm diam. (2).
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