A red overlay Peking glass vase. Qianlong Mark, 18th-19th Century

Of stick neck shape and translucent white 'snowflake' ground beneath the rich cranberry red layer carved away to form a cloud collar band above a five-clawed dragon striding through clouds and scudding waves, the recessed base bearing a four-character mark in seal script. 9in (23cm) high. Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000

Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 29 Jun 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com