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    Sale 2711

    The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1944

    A VERY FINE WHITE JADE 'SEATED SCHOLAR' PENDANT

    Price Realised  

    A VERY FINE WHITE JADE 'SEATED SCHOLAR' PENDANT
    QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Of rectangular form, carved in shallow relief to one side with a scholar seated beneath a tree, beside his attendant standing behind a wheelchair, the reverse with confronting dragons to the top above an inscription, the stone of an even white tone
    2 1/4 in. (5.5 cm.) high


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    The inscription originates from a poem of the Tang dynasty 'Walking in the Mountain' composed by Du Mu and can be translated as 'Stop the vehicle to admire the maple forest at night, the frosted maple leaves are redder than the flowers of February'.

    Provenance

    Stephen Junkunc, III.