Pair of Chinese porcelain famille verte, wucai biscuit table screens of rectangular form with chamfered corners, each with a figure standing on a riverbank in a mountainous river landscape scene with buildings and pine trees beneath a red sun, recessed within a yellow glazed border and surrounded by lotus flower reserves on a seed green ground, the reverse with bogu tu, ‘100 antiques’, books, censers, brush pots, vases of lotus flowers and peacock feathers, hanging lantern and a perch with a bird, within a recessed border surrounded by lotus flower reserves on a diaper ground.

7 inches, 17.9 cm high.
Kangxi, 1662-1722.

Wood stands.


Overall excellent condition with no chips or cracks, one with an area of glaze flake to the bottom left corner.

Provenance & Additional Information

• Formerly in the collection of The Hon. Nellie Ionides, Buxted Park.
• Sold by Christie’s London in their auction of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Including Export Art, 17th June 2003, lot 142.
• Formerly in a French private collection.
• A table screen with landscape, figure and equestrian scenes is illustrated by R. L. Hobson C. B. in Catalogue of the Leonard Gow Collection of Chinese Porcelain, no. 205, pl. XLVI; a pair of table screens with water margin figures are illustrated by Jeffrey P. Stamen, Cynthia Volk and Yibin Ni in A Culture Revealed: Kangxi-Era Chinese Porcelain from the Jie Rui Tang Collection, no. 6, pp. 36/7; another pair with figures and calligraphy from the collection of the Hon. Mrs. Walter Levy are illustrated by R. L. Hobson in The Later Ceramic Wares of China, pl. LXXI, fi g. 1.