An Imperial Spinach-Green Jade Table Screen


Qianlong period, Qing Dynasty
Height: 16.2cm
Width: 22.4cm

Of rectangular section, deeply carved on one side with a mountain landscape scene depicting SHOULAO, God of Longevity, flanked by a deer on one side and the other with an attendant bearing a platter of peaches, all on a bridge leading into the distance with two figures dressed in scholar's robes representing FUXING, God of Fortune, and LUXING, God of Emolument, detailed with tall pine trees, all below an Imperial poem, Yuzhi Sanxing Zan, "In Praise of the Three Star Gods by Imperial Command", incised and gilded on rockwork, the reverse plain, the stone of rich green tone scattered with black flecks.