A pair of spinach-green jade candlesticks. Qing dynasty. Photo Sotheby's

each carved in the form of a duck perched on on a turtle flanked on either side by sinuous snakes, its wings outstretched and a pricket emerging from its head, all set in a pan raised on three ruyi-shaped feet, carved wood stands (4); heights 9 1/4 in., 23.5 cm. Estimate 2,000—3,000 USD. Lot Sold 74,500 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