A large carved rock crystal vase and cover. Late Qing dynasty. Photo Sotheby's

of flattened baluster form, one side carved in high relief with a bird perched on a fruiting peach branch, the reverse similarly carved with a branch issuing blossoming flowers, the neck flanked by a pair of ruyi-form handles suspending loose-ring handles, the cover surmounted by a phoenix grasping a sprig of lotus flower in its beak (2); height 10 1/4 in., 26 cm. Estimate ,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 10,000 USD

Property from the descendants of Robert E. and Katharine Chew Tod

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 23 Mar 11. New York www.sothebys.com