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Lot 5111. A soapstone mountain, Qing dynasty; 12 cm, 4 3/4  inEstimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKDSold for 12,500 HKD (1,479 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.

skilfully carved in high relief with a seated scholar reading next to his attendant, beside a flowing river sheltered amongst pitted irregular rockwork, the jagged rock faces lightly incised with leafy shrubs, the stone of a golden caramel-brown tone streaked with darker inclusions and reddish brown skin, wood stand.

Sotheby's. EYE/EAST, Hong Kong, 22 May 2020