A carved red glass vase. Qianlong Mark And Period. photo courtesy Sotheby's

of baluster form, the globular body supported on a short slightly splayed foot rising to a trumpeted neck and flared rim, the rounded sides carved with a battle scene in a rockwork landscape, all below a band of upright lappets encircling the shoulders, the rim further carved with a border of ruyi-heads, the base incised with a four-character reign mark; height 6 1/2 in., 16.4 cm - Estimate 50,000—70,000 USD, Unsold

Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York www.sothebys.com