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One of the artists who founded the society now commonly referred to as the ‘Eight Friends of Zhushan’, his forte was scenes of folkloric figures.

These four depict the ‘Drunken Poet’ Li Bai, the ‘Vanquisher of Ghosts’ Zhong Kui, the Daoist immortal Li Teiguai, and an elderly scholar seated beneath an inscription recounting his encounter with the philosopher Confucius. The plaques were purchased c.1968 by Colonel Timothy Van Rees, who served with the Welch Regiment in Hong Kong during the 1960s-70s.

Estimate £30,000-50,000.

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