Lot 177. huanghuali brushpot, Late Ming dynasty (1368-1644)d. 23.6 cm, h. 22.4 cmLot sold: 478,800 HKD (Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022

of cylindrical form, the thick walls rising from a flat base fitted with a central plug, the densely grained wood patinated to a rich warm honey-brown colour.

ProvenanceEastern Pacific Co. (Hei Hung-Lu), Hong Kong, 12th May 1981.

Sotheby's. HOTUNG  The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung: Part 1, Hong Kong, 9 October 2022