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PROVENANCE: Signed certificate of provenance by Mme. Hengyi Aixinjueluo stating that to her recollection from the information that was provided to her by her ancestors this item is from the collection of Prince Duan, this was an ornament in the living room of Price Duan. It was a favorite of Prince Duan’s wife, Princess Borjijite.
RARE & MAGNIFICENT CARVED ROSEWOOD AND IVORY SCREEN. China, Qing Dynasty. This important and ornately carved example depicting the birthday celebration of Hsi Wang Mu and a gathering of the immortals. The fanciful landscape carved in polychrome decorated ivory rendered in many levels as a three dimensional tableau. The sky filled with various immortals on cloud bands, the uppermost riding on herons or cranes. Mounted within a molded rosewood frame intricately inlaid with mother of pearl in the form of floral foliage alternating with shou symbols. Each corner inlaid with an abalone bat. The whole mounted on a conforming rosewood stand also with dense mother of pearl inlays. SIZE: Screen: 31″ h x 21″ w. Overall: 41″ h x 25-1/4″ w. PROVENANCE: From the personal collection of Prince Duan. Retained in his personal quarters. By descent through the family to his great-granddaughter, the consignor. Signed letter of provenance by Mme. Hengyi Aixinjueluo accompanies this lot. CONDITION: Very good overall with original untouched surfaces, fine color and patina. 9-23974 (100,000-150,000)
Auction: Fine Art, Antiques & Asian - Winter 2012
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