Compare a closely related piece, with the poet carved in the same posture but without the wine jar, previously in collection of Dr. Ip Yee, exhibited and published in Chinese Jade Carving, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1983, cat. no. 176, and sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 19th November 1984, lot 59. See also two others in similar poses that sold in the same rooms, 19th May 1977, lot 687 and 29th April 1992, lot 637. For a jade figure of Li Bai leaning against a wine jar, attributed to the 17th/18th century, see one sold at Christie's New York, 19th September 2006, lot 27.
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