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Famille Rose Tongzhi Lacquer Screen w/ Carved Stand

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Saint Louis, MO 63112
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 SOLD with thanks to Shandong, China 
SOLD with thanks to Shandong, China

Lacquer screen with famille rose figures and carved stand
Mid-19th century
Tongzhi period, Qing dynasty
Hardwood, lacquer, and porcelain with famille rose enamels
H: 55 cm W: 34.5 cm
Perfect condition; some expected age wear on the enamels
From a private collection in Asheville, North Carolina

I've never seen a second. Huge screen made from excellent and sturdy hardwood. Decorated with lacquer and painted landscape, while the figures are made from famille rose porcelain. Imagine the work that went in the creation of this screen: first the porcelain figures would be shaped and high-fired, enameled and low-fired a second time; then the screen carved and lacquered; finally the stand would be carved out hollow with intricate decorations. This screen must have once adorned the household of a rich noble or merchant during the late Qing.

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1.We absolutely guarantee our items to be authentic and correctly dated; nothing we sell will ever be a post-Republic period modern reproduction.
2.Returns can be made, no questions asked, within 7 days. Past that, we will accept returns in the event of a mistake in our period attribution. No restocking fee will be charged. The buyer pays for the return shipping, and all pieces must be returned in its original condition.
3.We ship within 3 business days. All items are mailed off with insurance, tracking, and express delivery.
4.Unless stated, the wood display stands sometimes accompanying porcelain items are not for sale.
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