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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.

Sotheby'sContemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07  april 2014