A carved white jade brush pot. Qing Dynasty

Finely carved to resemble a plum tree trunk, a magpie perched on one of its blooming branches, all rendered in high relief and some deep undercutting; the evenly hued stone polished to a soft luster marked with pinpoint icy-white inclusions and a few dark spots. 4 1/4in (10.8cm) high. Estimate: $7,000 - 10,000


A mottled greenish white jade water coupe. 17th/18th Century

The ovoid contours of the boulder ingeniously retained to create a shallow basin shaped as two tiny dragons supported on the wings of a phoenix with its legs and curving tail feathers rendered in subtle low relief across the flat base, the pale gray-green matrix marked with veins of mottled russet hue. 4 3/4in (12.5cm) long. Estimate: $3,000 - 5,000


A grayish-white nephrite water coupe. 17th/18th Century

Fashioned in the form of a blooming flower resting on leafy branches that extend to form the handles, executed in reticulated work, the vein of the flower indicated with incised lines; the matrix of grayish green tone displaying areas of gray and buff-colored inclusions.  4 x 4 3/4 x 1 3/8in (10.2 x 12 x 3.4cm). Estimate: $3,000 - 5,000


A carved white nephrite cup

Thinly sectioned, modeled in the shape of half of a peach, the exterior carved in relief with branches bearing lingzhi and prunus blossoms, the motif recurring to the handle in reticulated work; the semi-translucent stone of slight grayish-brown tone with oatmeal-like inclusions. 3 x 4 13/16 x 1 3/8in (7.7 x 12.2 x 4.2cm). Estimate: $3,000 - 5,000


A white jade brush washer

Of compressed globular form with a recessed foot, flanked by two handles deeply undercut as blossoming, leafy flower branches; the milky white stone well polished to a soft luster displaying a few pale russet-stained natural fissure lines and some icy-white inclusions to the base. . 5 1/2in (14cm) length of the widest area. Estimate: $1,500 - 2,000


Two jade carvings

The first a libation cup with two reticulated floral spray handles (small chips), the off-white matrix marked with cloud-like inclusions and veins of very faint brown hue; the second a shallow dish in the form of a lotus leaf, decorated with a bundle of lotus blossoms and buds with raised stems that form the base, the semi-translucent matrix displaying numerous dark grayish specks. 4 7/8in (12.4cm) width of the first. Estimate: $1,500 - 2,000


A nephrite brush rest

Modeled as a fantastic rock in horizontal form with openwork details, one side decorated with two bats carved in relief; the stone of pale grayish-green tone marked with gray and brown inclusions. Estimate: $1,500 - 2,000


Three jade carvings. 19th Century

Including two water coupes, one modeled in the form of a lotus leaf, its exterior decorated with gnarled blooming prunus branches carved in high relief, the second designed in a fruit form with two bats perched on the rim, supported by its undercut leafy stem; the third carved as a fish, its body wrapped by large lotus leaves and topped by a clam, a lotus blossom at its mouth. 3 to 4 1/2in (7.6 to 11.4cm) long. Estimate: $3,000 - 4,000

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