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Chinese Coromandel Screen

China | c. 1700

The four incised polychrome panels on a black ground with figures pursuing everyday activities amongst pavilions in an fantastical garden landscape. The scene is enclosed by a triple border. Firstly a continuous band of pairs of dragons flanking a ‘shou’ character, secondly a wide band displaying the ‘100 treasures’ and thirdly a narrow geometric band. Unusually the back is plain.

Originally a twelve fold screen. Predominantly original colours with some losses. There is some infill painting on the edges to match up the panels.

Each panel 103” (262cm) high x 19 ½” (49cm) wide
Overall width 78” “196cm)