An incised aubergine-glazed saucer dish. Yongzheng mark and period. photo Sotheby's.

the shallow rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, finely incised around the exterior with the bajixiang and covered in a rich dark aubergine glaze, the base glazed white; 11.5cm., 4 1/2 in. Estimate 6,000—8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 13,750 GBP

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 10 Nov 10. London www.sothebys.com