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A mother-of-pearl inlaid lacquer tray. Ming dynasty. Photo Bonhams

The rectangular lacquered body with curved sides, the central ruyi head-shaped panel with two nobleman on horses with three followers journeying towards the entrance of a residence on diamond-shaped diaper ground, the sides with further six ruyi head panels featuring flowery scrolls on vine trellis diaper ground, all inlaid with mother-of-pearl. 35.6cm long. Estimate: HK$100,000 - 150,000, US$ 13,000 - 19,000  Unsold

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Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 28 Nov 2011. Hong Kong www.bonhams.com