Lot 68. A large carved black and red tixi lacquer brush and cover, early Ming dynasty; 24 cm, 9 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP (32,303 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.
the long tapering handle and ovoid cover deeply carved through alternating layers of black and red lacquer with geometric ruyi scrolls.