27 May 2009,
Price realised HKD 475,000
Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000
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.
Stephen Junkunc, III.