Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795)
Height: 20cm (28cm inclusive of Later stand)
The jade screen is carved on one side with a mountainous landscape scene of a scholar and attendant crossing a bridge as they leave an old sage’s house. The house is set against a steep cliff overlooking a river. The back is carved with a landscape depicting a pavilion on a mountainside.
A similar example of a jade screen with landscape and figures can be found in The Refined Taste of the Emperor: Special Exhibition of Archaic and Pictoral Jades of the Ch’ing Court, pp. 196-197, Catalogue no. 67