A white jade plaque

the rectangular shape, finely carved in high relief to the front face with three scholars examining a scroll, all standing in a fenced garden amidst rocks and over-hanging branches of pine, the opaque stone of milk-white tone. 27.5cm., 10 5/8 in. Est. 6,000—8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 7,500 GBP

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com