27 May 2009,
Price realised HKD 275,000
Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 80,000
A WHITE JADE 'LADIES' PENDANT
QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
Of rectangular form, carved in shallow relief with confronted sinuous dragons to the top, on one side depicting two ladies reading before a window, the reverse with an inscription, the stone of an even white tone
2 in. (5.1 cm.) high
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The poem can be translated as follows:
Is rare to find great beauty on earth,
but the Jiao family has two;
reading books of war strategies,
marrying husbands of noble qualities.
Stephen Junkunc, III.
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