Lot 3310. A large hardstone embellished zitan brushpot and cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century; 23.5 cm., 9 1/4 in. Estimate 350,000 — 550,000 HKD. Lot 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.