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Extraordinary spinach-green jade with semi-precious hard stone inlaid Chinese table screen. Framed Chinese hardwood of rectangular shaped green jade plaque, Spinach Green Jade Table Screen. Expertly carved, spinach green jade depicted some sage in harmony against various fertile and dense trees, rockworks in mountainous landscape, carving of waterside Lishui water landscape showing stepping stone to mighty pavilions over bridges, with three elder standing on the huge stone. The mountain landscape created peace of mind. Many mountains in China are sacred, some to Daoist, some to Buddhists and some to both. In folk religion each mountain has its own deity associated with it. The pictogram character for mountain Shan has three towering peaks. ‘Mountains and sea’ represent an all encompassing phrase for the whole world ShanHai. Mountains represent the yang element in the landscape and as such connect to the governing yang element in China - the Emperor. Mountain is one of the eight trigrams in Feng Shui and Yi Jing. Of these Taishan is considered the most important and stones from the mountain were often placed in towns across China as a lucky charm. Mounted on carved hardwood frame and stand with archaic Chinese pattern, formed by two steady scrolled feet, from which rise vertical posts flanked on either side with smooth craftsman openwork spandrels carved in brown-black natural hardwood color and on the aprons in high relief. The carving and inlaid works was precious, gorgeous proportion, with beautiful translucent, created a Majestic carved. is an extremely dense wood which sinks in water. It is a member of the rosewood family and is botanically classified in the Pterocarpus genus. The lumber is blackish-purple in hue, and its fibers are loaded with deep red pigments which have been used for dye throughout the ages. The entirety is encased in amazing relief carving which gives this box a captivating appearance. Excellent craftsmanship is evident in the fine details. Nephrite has mottled appearance with scattered inclusions along with a beautiful transparent milk-white tone. The jade showing pale-celadon color iridescent with moist milky appearance natural inclusion along the surfaces.

Measurements: Height: 23-7/8" Width: 19-1/4"

Lot Notes:

Jade is precious not because it is rare, but because the quality of jade corresponds to virtue. It relates to such virtues as benevolence, wisdom, righteousness, propriety, loyalty, and trustworthiness, and it also corresponds to the ways of the heaven and earth. Jade is mild and gentle, just like a benevolence. Jade has a fine texture yet it is solid, just like a wise person; with a careful, meticulous and thorough way of handling things. Though jade has edges and corners, it is not sharp and will not hurt others, resembling a sense of justice and uprightness. When the jade is hung, it symbolizes polite restraint and prudence. When it is struck, it releases a clear and spirited sound like music. Though jade is beautiful, blemishes do not obscure its merits. Just like loyalty, it is without bias and without the need to conceal. In addition, the color of jade can be seen from all angles. Just like trustworthiness, a person's behavior is consistent with words. Even in a darkened room, a person is trustworthy and does not cheat others. Jade is crystal like, glittering and translucent as a white rainbow, like the white clouds of heaven, which harmonize the heavens and correspond to heavenly principles. The spirit of the jade can be seen in the landscape, like ‘when jade lies in a deep pool, it makes the river enchanting. When jade rests on the mountain, the grass becomes luxuriant.’ Wherever located, it is bound to have an effect, just like a noble demeanor can harmonize many things and benefit the whole region. People everywhere cherish jade, which is because people respect and admire virtue. The noble virtues are the manifestation of heavenly principles.


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Estimate $1,500 - $2,500Aug 18