Lot 258. A Yue 'Lotus'box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 11.2 cm, 4 1/2 in. Estimate 3,000-5,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. © Sotheby's.
the circular box with sharply angled sides rising from a concave base to a straight rim with inner tapering flange, the slightly domed cover with straight sides and carved to the top with a stylised lotus, covered overall in an olive-green glaze.