Large Chinese cloisonné enamel mounted lacquered screen

£22,000

This magnificent Chinese lacquered folding screen features a superb array of cloisonné enamel plaques, each decorated with delicate portrayals of birds visiting flower blossoms.

 

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Description

This superb Chinese folding screen is crafted from lacquered Chinese hardwood and cloisonné enamel. The screen features six hinged panels, each panel finished with a shaped apron below, with the upper section inset with three cloisonné enamel plaques. Each cloisonné enamel plaque features a pale blue ground profusely adorned with scrolled gold cloisonné wire motifs, above of which is a wonderful array of birds and flowers, each executed in superb polychrome variegated enamels.

The wooden surfaces of the screen are profusely lacquered with a wonderful array of traditional Chinese designs and motifs.

The screen is an excellent example of early 20th Century Chinese decorative art.

Open: Height 183cm, width 258cm, depth 3cm
Closed: Height 183cm, width 43cm, depth 18cm

Details

Country of Origin
Chinese
Date of Manufacture
Early 20th Century
Period
Early 20th Century
Style
Birds / Ornithology, Chinese Interest, Floral
Material
Enamel - Cloisonné, Hardwood, Lacquer
Colour
Blue, Brown, Gold, Multi-coloured, Red

Dimensions

Height
183 cm / 72 inches
Width
258 cm / 101.6 inches
Depth
3 cm / 1.2 inches

Reference:
16729

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