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Lot 8184. A large scholar's rock. Estimate US$ 3,500 - 4,500 (€3,200 - 4,100). Photo Bonhams.

The dark stone whorled in a slightly off kilter vortex of columnar shape, raised atop a footed stand. 30in (76cm) height exclusive of wood stand

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Lot 8185. A large scholar's rock. Estimate US$ 3,500 - 4,500 (€3,200 - 4,100). Photo Bonhams.

Of smoothed whitish stone with soft grey inclusions, the rounded surface with deep circular hollows and a central void, wood stand. 17 3/4in (45cm) wide

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Lot 8197. A large scholar's rock. Estimate US$ 3,500 - 4,500 (€3,200 - 4,100). Photo Bonhams.

The dark stone weathered into a gnarled circular arch perhaps vaguely reminiscent of a Buddhist mandorla, raised upon a footed stand. 30in (76cm) height exclusive of wood stand

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Lot 8199. A large scholar's rock. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€3,600 - 5,400). Photo Bonhams.

The dark stone intricately weathered in tall curving columnar shape to form a vaguely tree-like appearance, raised atop a footed stand. 26in (66cm) height exclusive of stand

Bonhams. CHINESE, INDIAN, HIMALAYAN AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART AND PAINTINGS2016-06-28, 12:00 PDTSAN FRANCISCO