Late 18th / Early 19th Century.
Each of vertical format constructed as a shadow box, the brownish black lacquer ground of the recessed back panel mounted with a four-character inscription carved from bone above flowering branches in vases, incense burners, a bowl of fruit, a musical chime, a teapot and cup cut from various colored hardstones and supported on reticulated stands also of lacquered wood, the flower petals and leaves wired onto gilt metal branches.
Inscribed: In the garden, there are autumn colors, In the home, there is quiet cultivation of virtue.
Approximate dimensions of frame, 54 1/4 x 24 inches (138.5 x 61 cm).
Property from a San Francisco Collection.
Including a historical documentationfrom December 3, 1962, a written evaluation of the pair of panels by Kuo-Ping Chou at the University of Wisconsin for Dr. and Mrs. Trudgen of Michigan.Consignor requested to put four of his
Sept. items in catalog sequence, keep all as one group.
Auction Date: September 7, 2019
Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000