ITEM 567

Chinese Bronze paper weight depicting‘Li Bai’

This scroll weight on a rectangular base, depicting the reclining figure of “Li Bai” with a wine ewer and cup set in front of him, a kneeling boy cleaning his ear.

The Figure appears to depict the celebrated Tang scholar Li Bai (701-762), one of the most acclaimed in Chinese history and a notorious drinker.



  • H.4.1 cm L.9.5 cm W.3.4 cm
  • Ming dynasty