A fine and rare yellow glass washer. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo courtesy Sotheby's

the rich yellow metal of compressed globular form, the rounded sides resting on a curled lotus leaf, subtly carved with carp in a lotus pond, moving amidst large lotus leaves and flowers; height 4 in., 10.2 cm - Estimate 30,000—40,000 USD. Unsold

Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York www.sothebys.com