A Pale Celadon Jade Table Screen

 A Pale Celadon Jade Table Screen

Jiaqing period, Qing Dynasty
Height: 21.5cm

The rectangular table screen well carved in deep relief on one side with a river landscape scene, with a cluster of buildings on the banks in the foreground, a waterfall tumbling from an arched bridge set atop with a pavilion and tall peaks in the background, the reverse incised with the characters YUZHI, "Imperial Command", above a lengthy dedicatory inscription in clerical script, signed CHEN LIU HUANZHI JINGSHU, "Respectfully written by your servant, LIU HUANZHI", and followed by the seal CHEN LIU HUANZHI, the semi-translucent stone of an even pale celadon tone.