Lot 130. A carved lapis lazuli boulder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 12.3 cm, overall 15.1 cm. Lot sold: 1,512,000 HKD (Estimate: 300,000 - 400,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022
skilfully carved with a mountainous setting, the idyllic scene featured a secluded pavilion amongst jagged rockwork and gnarled trees, the stone of a rich blue colour accentuated with streaks of gold flecks and milky-white inclusions, with a boxwood stand carved in the form of a rockwork issuing entwined pine trees and chrysanthemum sprays.
Provenance: Trio Pearl Company Ltd, Hong Kong, 6th February 1978.
Sotheby's. HOTUNG The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung: Part 1, Hong Kong, 9 October 2022