A Small White Jade Circular Table Screen

 A Small White Jade Circular Table Screen

Qing Dynasty
Diameter: 12.7cm

Finely carved in relief with a complex of temple buildings within a walled courtyard, landscaped with a variety of trees and shrubs and set before a flowing river, with mountain peaks in the background, the tranquil scene described in the Imperial poem entitled, XIAOYOU TIANYUAN, "A small heavenly garden", inscribed and gilded above, the reverse incised and gilded with another poem, JIUCHUSONG, "Nine Pine Trees", above a grove of pine trees, encircled by a band of five dragons amidst clouds, the semi-translucent stone with a slight celadon tinge.