A large octagonal canton enamel sweetmeat box and cover. Qing Dynasty, 19th Century. photo Sotheby's

painted on the cover with a five-clawed dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', the interior fitted with eight trays of trapezoid form each painted with a dragon and a phoenix, centering an octagonal tray (11) - diameter 18 in., 46 cm. Est. 12,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 140,500 USD



A painted enamel jardinière. Qing Dynasty, 19th century. photo Sotheby's

painted with panels reserved on a yellow floral ground - length 9 5/8 in., 24.5 cm. Est. 5,000—7,000 USD. Lot Sold 5,000 USD

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 23 Mar 2010. New York www.sothebys.com