A white jade double goose toggle, 18th-19th century. Photo courtesy Bonhams.

The two opposed birds nestled tightly together, one holding a lotus flower in its beak, the stone a pale white color with russet markings. 1 3/4in (4.4cm) long. Sold for US$ 6,000 (€4,400)

Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Gran, by Descent

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, San Francisco, 17 Dec 2013 - www.bonhams.com