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    Sale 2711

    The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1967

    A VERY FINE WHITE JADE 'WEST CHAMBER' PENDANT

    Price Realised  

    A VERY FINE WHITE JADE 'WEST CHAMBER' PENDANT
    QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Of rectangular form, carved in shallow relief with a pair of dragons to the top, on one side depicting two figures beside a pavilion with a chess board and a man atop a wall, all within a terraced garden setting with rockwork and pine trees, the reverse with inscription, the stone of an even white tone
    2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm.) high


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    The inscription comes from a novel by Wang shifu 'Dream of the Western Chambers', Book three, chapter three.

    Provenance

    Stephen Junkunc, III.