A rock crystal 'lotus' brush washer. Late 18th-early 19th century. Photo Bonhams

Deeply carved in the form of a curled lotus leaf with undulating rim, its stem forming the base, with further stems and lotus flowers carved in high relief to the sides, the crystal of a smokey brown hue. 9.8cm (4in) wide. Sold for £3,360


A rock crystal 'chilong' brush washer. Late 18thearly 19th century

The deep quatrefoil vessel carved in high relief around the sides with two clambering chilongs and sprouting lingzhi fungus, the crystal of a faintly smokey brown hue. 12.4cm (4 7/8in) wide. Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000, HKD 38,000 - 63,000, $ 4,900 - 8,200. Unsold

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 12 May 2011, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com