Lot 229. An ivory wrist rest, dated 1903; 28cm., 11in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000. Lot sold 17,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's.
of rectangular form, the concave side carved in high relief with two birds perched amongst flowering chrysanthemum branches, the reverse engraved with distant figures in a sampan boat amongst a mountainous landscape with trees, accompanied by an inscription dated guimao year (corresponding to 1903).
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 13 may 2015