Lot 3157. A rare imperial amber ritual zhaijie pendant, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century38 in. (6 cm.) high, boxEstimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price realised HKD 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021

The rectangular plaque with canted corners is carved on one side with two incised characters, zhaijie, 'fasting and purification', enclosed within a cartouche, surrounded by an Indian-lotus meander, the reverse similarly decorated and inscribed in Manchu.

Provenance: Sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 29 April 2001, lot 592.

Christie's. Pavilion Online – Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 27 May - 11 June 2021