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Table screen: O.4-1940

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Current Location: In storage




Green jade plate engraved with verses on the rebirth of nature in spring, a theme set by imperial command.
"The hundred flocks, each bear its own name;
Exhort your boys to follow moral principles and truth
Ho Ch'u sits beaneath the popular tree alone
Speaking words of contentment to the listening bamboos.
Beauty and truth indeed exhale to the fragence of the plum-flowers
At the time of Nature's upstirring in the Spring."
Respectfully executed by the Minister Tai Chii-t'ing on a theme set by the Emperor

On the reverse: an engraved picture to illustrate the verse; a shepherd boy with sheep, a flowering tree and distant hills in a horizontal perspective, unlike the usual Chinese bird's eye outlook.

Measurements and weight

Length: 22.7 cm
Width: 15.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1940) by Hornblower, G. D., OBE


1800 - 1900

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Accession number: O.4-1940
Primary reference Number: 138805
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 January 2017 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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