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Lot 5083. A bamboo root washer, Qing dynasty, 18th–19th century; 15 cm, 6  inEstimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKDSold for 25,000 HKD (2,958 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.

the irregular heart-shaped vessel conforming with the natural form of the root, the exterior with clusters of dense textured burls and a knop on one side, the interior decorated in red, the tip of the underside inscribed with a two-character seal mark reading Yuan Mei, the exterior well patinated to a deep honey-brown tone.

ProvenanceNicholas Grindley, London.

Sotheby's. EYE/EAST, Hong Kong, 22 May 2020