A massive Vietnamese Nga Trang chenxiang wood formation. Estimate HK$2,000,000 – HK$3,000,000 ($259,008 – $388,512). Price Realized HK$4,240,000 ($549,319). Photo: Christie’s Images Ltd 2014.
The wood has been meticulously trimmed to leave a irregular log containing dense specks of resin through out. It has a sweet and woody scent mixed with a slight peppery essence. 49 in. (124.5 cm.) wide, 4650 g., box
Provenance: Collection of a Japanese temple, acquired in the early 20th century
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
CHRISTIE’S. DRAWN BY THE SENSES, 26 November 2014, Convention Hall