22 - 23 March 2012
A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE
Carved on one side with a scene of a farmer and water buffalo plowing a field, with thatched huts in the distance, the other side carved with a scholar and his young attendant in a pavilion set amidst mountains and trees looking out at the approaching figure of a woman carrying a basket as she crosses a bridge over a nearby stream, the translucent stone of pale greenish-white tone with soft polish
4¼ x 5½ in. (10.8 x 13.9 cm.)
Estate of the Late Robert West; Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 7-8 February 1951, lot 368.
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