Lot 491. A painted and incised red lacquer recessed-leg table, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Height 32 1/8 in., 81.6 cm; Width 74 1/4 in., 188.6 cm; Depth 18 1/2 in., 47 cm. Estimate: 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 161,000 USD. © Sotheby's
the long rectangular top painted and incised with a reserve of a pair of confronting dragons with flaming pearls, centered by a beribboned basket flanked by rolling waves below and stylized clouds above, all against an iron-red lacquer diaper ground, and auspicious symbols, with further cloud wisps along the plain apron and brackets, above the circular section legs with scrolling lotus meander and joined by twin stretchers.