Lot 231. A bamboo 'Tiger hunt' brushpot, bitong, 17th-early 18th century; 15.2cm., 6 inEstimate 6,000 — 8,000. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's.

of cylindrical form, deftly carved and pierced with an evocative landscape in which six equestrian figures give chase and encircle a tiger, five of the horsemen armed with bows and arrows, with the sixth brandishing a swirling mace, all supported on three integral low tab feet.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 13 may 2015