Lot 3332. A carved Boxwood brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century; 14.7 cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot 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.
Provenance: Collection of H.G. Beasley.
Sotheby's London, 4th May 1984, lot 275.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 20th November 1984, lot 534.