A pair of café-au-lait glazed porcelain bowls with famille verte decoration. Xuande Marks,18th Century

The coffee brown glaze applied to the exterior walls as the ground for 'One Hundred Antiques' painted in brilliantly hued enamels also used for the ribboned Daoist symbols on the interior six-character marks in underglaze blue (hairline crack to one bowl). 6 1/8in (15.5cm) diameter - Estimate: $1,200 - 1,500


A famille verte enameled export porcelain covered jar. Kangxi

Its cover and cylindrical walls displaying ' One Hundred Antiques' combined with auspicious human figures framed by flower-filled borders of celadon enamel dotted with black, the two molded handles trimmed in yellow enamel. 6 3/43/4 (17cm) high - Estimate: $800 - 1,200

Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 28 Jul 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com