Chinese folding screen mounted with cloisonné enamel panels
Chinese, early 20th Century
Opened: Height 185cm, width 264cm, depth 3cm
Closed: Height 185cm, width 44cm, depth 18cm
This fine Chinese folding screen is crafted from lacquered wood and cloisonné enamel. The screen, composed of six hinged sections, features twenty-four cloisonné enamel plaques, four to each section. The plaques are of various shapes and contain finely wrought representations of traditional Chinese objects over a grey-blue enamel ground. The style of execution is particularly fine and distinctively Chinese, as is the delicate floral lacquering that profusely adorns the surfaces of the wood.