A superb example of a Chinese rock crystal scholar's brush painter. Carved with leaves, peaches, and a bat motifs to the rim of the vessel. This bats-and-peaches design appears frequently during the Yongzheng's period (13 December 1678 – 8 October 1735). Bats are a very popular motif in Chinese culture: phonetically, they recall the word "fu" , namely "blessings", and for this reason they have been considered as a good omen in China. Once treated like "rats with wings", from the Ming period onwards bats started to be entirely reconsidered as a symbol of good luck and enjoyed and were increasingly depicted on different types of materials. Bats are usually depicted flying, with the wings wide open, in order to give the idea of "blessings as vast as the sky", a concept that is still in use nowadays in China. Peaches, on the other hand, are traditionally associated to immortality.