Lot 3760. A carved archaistic bamboo-root vessel, zun, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 14.2 cm., 5 5/8 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 175,000 HKD (20,117 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's
carved from a bamboo root, of flattened zun form with a flaring mouth above a compressed body and a tall splayed foot, the midsection divided into two registers and decorated on a ground of geometric angular scrolls, carved in low relief with confronted archaistic dragons in the upper register and a band of taotie masks below, set with vertical flanges in imitation of archaic bronze forms, the bamboo of a rich chestnut colour.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 07 Oct 2015