Chinese Gilt and Polychrome Lacquer Carved Wood Screen
19th Century, Dated Tongzhi Yichou Year 1865
The rectangular form painted on one side with a scene of Xiwang mu receiving birthday greetings from immortals on an open palace terrace with a mountainous landscape in the distance, the other side inscribed with the date Togzhi Yichou year with a dedication to Lang Wang on her seventeenth birthday, all above a carved wood panel with a vessel flanked by two sinuous dragons, the trestle painted in red, blue and green pigments with scrolling lotus, all reserved on a black lacquer ground. Height 80 1/4 inches.
Sotheby's, New York, September 15, 2015, lot 936
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