Lot 3310. A large hardstone embellished zitan brushpot and cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century; 23.5 cm., 9 1/4 inEstimate 350,000 — 550,000 HKDLot Sold 884,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

of cylindrical form, the body inlaid with two long tailed crested birds perched on a prunus branch, the reverse with a camellia bush, finely detailed in different colours of hardstone including mother-of-pearl, lapis lazuli, coral, horn and blue glass, together with a reticulated lotus pad wood cover.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011