Lot 140. A carved cinnabar lacquer square tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 17.4 cm, 6 7/8  in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 17,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  

with canted incurved corners and shallow rounded sides, supported on a straight foot of corresponding shape, the interior elaborately carved with a scene depicting a group of scholars on horseback riding to a pavilion with their assistants, the landscape laden with verdant vegetation and rocky cliffs, the exterior with four sinuous writhing dragons above a petal lappet band, the base lacquered black. 

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 10 mai 2017, 02:00 PM