A white jade plaque 19th century
Lot 206
A white jade plaque
19th century
Sold for £25,000 (US$ 42,479) inc. premium
Auction Details
A white jade plaque 19th century
Lot Details
The Property of a Lady 女士藏品
A white jade plaque
19th century
The even white stone carved on one side with a hermit scholar carrying a basket of flowers conversing with another scholar in a long-sleeved robe all within an archaistic scroll border with confronted chilong at the top edge, the reverse with an inscription. 5.2cm (2in) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: an English private collection

    十九世紀 白玉雕人物詩文牌

    來源:英國私人收藏

    The inscription on the back reads:

    采藥到天台,
    仙源取次開,
    胡麻隨水出,
    誰費寸心來?

    Which may be translated as:

    Going to Mount Tiantai to gather herbs,
    The heavenly scenes unfold one after another;
    The Oriental Sesame grows where there is water,
    Who can come to appreciate such a scene?
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