Lot 5095. A large root wood sculpture, Qing dynasty; h. 79 cm, 31 1/8 in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Sold for 12,500 HKD (1,479 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.
vertically orientated, the powerful and contorted shape with curving sides, perforated with circular apertures throughout, the matt ridged surface contrasting with the smoothly patinated whorling knots, rectangular stand.
Literature: Marcus Flacks, Contemplating Rocks, London, 2012.
Sotheby's. EYE/EAST, Hong Kong, 22 May 2020