Lot 240. A Qingbai 'Lotus' box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 8 cm, 3 1/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 20,000 GBP. © Sotheby's.
the deep rounded sides of the box rising from a slightly recessed base to an incurved rim, carved around the exterior with three rows of overlapping lotus petals and covered overall in an ice-blue glaze, the flat cover carved with overlapping lotus petals and similarly glazed.
Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Asian Art, London, 09 Nov 2018.