Lot 3332. A carved Boxwood brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century; 14.7 cm., 5 3/4 inEstimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKDLot Sold 212,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

well carved in high relief with a sleeping sage stumped over a book, with a second sage standing to one side with a brush in his hand, the reverse set with a tiger snarling at a dragon emerging from the clouds.

ProvenanceCollection of H.G. Beasley.
Sotheby's London, 4th May 1984, lot 275.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 20th November 1984, lot 534.

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