Lot 208. An agate 'ducks and lotus' jar and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000. Photo: Sotheby's.
of tapering cylindrical form, the vessel carved around the exterior with ducks wading among flowering lotus and other water plants, an upright handle set to either side, the domed cover similarly carved and with a bud-form knop, the translucent stone of a pale milky-beige color (2). Width 4 3/4 in., 12.1 cm.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016, 10:30 AM