January 13, 2022 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


Chinese Carved Spinach Jade or Hardstone Table Screen

panel of mottled green jade, carved scene with phoenix and qilin in a landscape, gilt decorated peonies and songbirds on the reverse, 10-3/4 x 7-1/8 in.; resting in an openwork carved hardwood stand with bats and shou symbols, overall 15-3/8 x 8-1/4 x 6-3/4 in.

Note: Fogg Museum accession number 1942.185.83 and description "DARK GREEN JADE TABLE SCREEN, the mottled stone flecked with white, painted in gold with two small birds and a peony branch on the front, and carved with a phoenix bird and tree on the back below a flying phoenix and a large griffon-like beast, modern, Height 10-5/8" Width 7-1/4" With an extremely well carved wooden stand. $490.00"

Monetary figure was the amount used by the estate for charitable tax deduction purposes with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in 1942. 

Massachusetts collectors Ernest B. Dane and his wife, Helen Pratt Dane, bequeathed a significant collection of Chinese jade and "Numbered Jun" ware to the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University in 1942.

Noted amongst this group is a jade wine vessel with dragon and phoenix, which can be viewed on the museum's website here:


For more on Harvard's collection of "Numbered Jun" ware, see


To view more jade items from the Dane estate at the Fogg Art Museum, search the acquisition date "1942.185." (jade items begin at number 80) at: https://harvardartmuseums.org/collections?q=

In addition to the highly important donation of Chinese art, Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane generously donated a fund for the future acquisition of Oriental art.

Provenance:The Estate of Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane, Brookline, Massachusetts; bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1942; re-entered the family via purchase during the 1970s; by descent in family  


small edge flakes, light rubbing to gilt, natural inclusions; stand with minor wear

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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