Dimensions:263.525mm H x 203.2mm W Weight: 2,223.5g Stand: 9-1/2" H
Chinese Qing natural Nephrite jade table screen with waterside mountainous landscape motif. The celadon nephrite jade with semi-precious hard stone inlaid Chinese table screen, large rectangular shape, thick and sturdy jade, of rectangular shaped jade plaque. Expertly carved, celadon jade depicted is celebrate between village officials amongst the sprawling hillside, their path alongside a humble pavilion nestled in deep forest mountainous landscape. Beautiful trees surrounding the area give appearance of a peaceful scene, harmony against trees and rockworks in mountainous landscape, carving of waterside landscape showing mighty pavilions over bridges, with two elder standing on the bridge. Several traditional Chinese architectural structures dapple the mountainside. All resting against a beautifully carved Zitan hardwood base with immaculate detail. Beautifully presented with a stand covered with scrolling ruyi and tendril carved. Formed by two steady scrolled feet, from which rise vertical posts flanked on either side with Archaic geometrical on the aprons in high relief. The carving and inlaid works was precious, gorgeous proportion, with beautiful translucent. The jadestone is translucent in appearance with creamy white coloration. A few russet colored inclusions are present in this splendid piece of craftsmanship. Translucent properties are present as light strikes the unblemished basin. Brilliant luster with very precise. The jade showing pale-celadon color iridescent with moist milky appearance natural inclusion along the surfaces.
Many mountains in China are sacred, some to Daoists, some to Buddhists and some to both. In folk religion each mountain has its own deity associated with it. The pictogram character for mountain sea represent an all encompassing phrase for the whole world shan hai. 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.