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A white jade 'Deer and Lotus' washer. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period. Photo curtesy California Asian Art Auction Gallery USA

Carved in the form of a lotus leaf with the edges slightly curled up, delicate veins spreading elegantly to the tip, gradually forming into a deer's head , the semi-translucent stone of even white color with some russet inclusions. W: 4 3/4 in (12 cm) L: 7 1/4 in (18.5 cm). Estimated Price$9,000 - $13,000

Provenance: Provided by descendant of Aisin-Gioro Pujie

California Asian Art Auction Gallery USAMagnificent Asian Works of Art. June 23, 2013, 1:00 PM PST