Lot 3315. A bamboo-veneer lotus box and cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century; 10.5 cm., 4 1/8 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKDLot Sold 212,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

carved as a cross-section of a lotus flower with low-relief flowers, veined and insect-eaten leaves, all beneath a russet-coloured skin, the box of conforming shape.

ProvenanceCollection of Dr. Ip Yee.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19th November 1984, lot 880.

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