A Vietnamese Qinan wood pine-form pen rest. Estimate HK$120,000 – HK$180,000 ($15,553 – $23,330). Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015
The pen rest is carved as a gnarled pine tree trunk with a noduled surface bearing clusters of pine needles, the underside incised with the signature of Fan Xinhe. 5 5/8 in. (14.5 cm.) long, 18.26 g, chisel dust of 2 g, mammoth tooth stand.
Christie’s. THE PAVILION SALE – CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 6 April 2015, 22nd Floor