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    Sale 2711

    The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1982

    A WHITE JADE 'DRINKING SCHOLAR' PENDANT

    Price Realised  

    A WHITE JADE 'DRINKING SCHOLAR' 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 a robed gentleman aboard a raft holding up a drink with one hand, the other hand by his side grasping a fan, the reverse with an inscription, the stone of an even white tone
    2 in. (5.1 cm.) high


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    The verse is derived from a poem Teng wang ge xu composed by Wang Bo in praise of the Shenyang lake.

    Provenance

    Stephen Junkunc, III.