Jade: screen

Description
One small ornamental table screen in form of jade tablet, featuring finely (carved) inscribed script (obverse) and dragon design (reverse). Commemorates first woman who had silk worms in China by discovering use of mulberry leaves. Obverse: <br /> 御題蠶織圖 (The Emperor’s Inscription to Pictures of Silkworm Weaving).</p>
One dark brown tablet holder roughly assembled from several carved wood components. Exhibits simple ruyi patterning and scroll work.
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Provenance details
Jade tablet with poem bought by Alley in Shanghai. Given by Alley to Margaret Garland in 1952, to deliver to Canterbury Museum. Garland was in China to attend the Asia-Pacific Peace Conference, held in Beijing.
Measurements
Dimensions L x W: 119 x 70mm
Dimensions (LxWxH): 960 x 840 x 640mm (37 13/16 x 33 1/16 x 25 3/16")
Named collection
Other Id
C1953.4
118/53
753
Catalogue number
C1953.4
Accession number
1953.118.1

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