A blue and white porcelain bowl. Ming Chenghua Mark, 19th Century

Sans_titreOf inverted bell form, its flared rim painted with a band of flowering sprigs above palmetto and leaf sprays around the interior walls and a peony roundel centering the floor of the well, the reverse with stylized lotus flowers and leafy scrolls above a band of interlocking C-scrolls, the recessed base bearing the six-character mark in regular script inscribed within a double ring. 8 1/4in (21cm) diameter. Sold for $4,200 (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) 

Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 23 Jun 2008. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco -