A pair of Chinese Export figures of cranes. Qing dynasty, 19th century. Photo Sotheby's

each black and white bird standing on a tree trunk base; height 16 1/2 in. 42 cm. Estimate 5,000—7,000 USD. Lot Sold 13,750 USD

Sotheby's. Property of a Palm Beach Private Collector. 29 Mar 11. New York www.sothebys.com