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:
御題蠶織圖 (The Emperor’s Inscription to Pictures of Silkworm Weaving).
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.
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Tablet on its own: 119x70x4mm (l x w x thickness)
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“Jade: screen,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed March 28, 2023, http://www.rewialleyart.nz/items/show/232.