04-26-2014 04-27-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2719B Boston
April 26, 2014 11:00AMCalender
719

Ivory and Wood Table Screen

$20,910$17,000
Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2719B Location: Boston Date / Time: April 27, 2014 11:00AM

Description:

Ivory and Wood Table Screen, China, late 18th century, a four-panel wood screen containing sixteen small ivory panels, each ivory panel with high relief carving of stories from Fengshen Yanyi (The Investiture of the Gods), which is a romanticized retelling of the overthrow of King Zhou, the last ruler of the Shang Dynasty, by King Wu, who would establish the Zhou Dynasty in place of Shang; many Chinese mythological figures, including human heroes, Immortals, and various spirits who are involved in the struggle are depicted on the ivory panels, the wood frame possibly made later, 46 x 37 in.
Estimate $5,000-8,000

repair to frame.


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Keywords

China, Zhou