Lot 3682. A Kidney-Shaped Marble Stand, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); 27 by 39 by 21 cm., 10 5/8 by 15 3/8 by 8 1/4 in.. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 150,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.
of nephroid section, the sides carved with a wide register narrowing in the middle, with deep recesses, crevasses and overhangs imitating the sides of a cliff, above crashing waves and further rocks, all below a slightly domed top with a small recess of conforming shape framed by a wide band of overlapping low relief carved waves crashing over rocks, all resting on a waisted base.