Chinese table top screen with the four skills
A miniature ornamental Chinese screen beautifully decorated with oriental ladies representing "The Four Skills", or "Four Classical Arts". A high quality piece of lacquerware these attractive Chinese table top screens depict the four classical arts which are musical instruments, chess, handwriting, and drawing.
The four skills are taught from a young age, and the Chinese believe that filling ones life with these classical arts will promote a peaceful world, and that a world without conflict will be a happy, peaceful, and prosperous one.
The reverse side of the Chinese screen has a brief description of the four classical arts, and each individual skill is represented by a symbolic vase with flowers. The four vases symbolise peace, good fortune, longevity and prosperity.
Dimensions: 47cm in length (when fully opened) x 24cm in height.
Comes with an attractive presentation box.