lot 3627. The 'Bi Yun Feng' Laoshan serpentine scholar's rock, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795); 30 cm., 11 3/4 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's

the attenuated deep green stone of vertical orientation with a fine tight golden speckled grain and black veining, polished to a high gloss, zitan stand.

Provenance: Richard Rosenblum Collection.

Exhibited: Robert Mowry and Claudia Brown, World Within Worlds: The Richard Rosenblum Collection of Chinese Scholars' Rocks, Asia Society, New York, 1997, cat. no. 67.

Sotheby'sContemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07 april 2014