A green and yellow-ground bowl. Kangxi mark and period. Photo Sotheby's

delicately potted, the steep rounded sides resting on a tall foot, the exterior incised with four detached roundels of lingzhi divided by pairs of bajixiang enclosed between classic foliate scroll and lappet borders, the interior with a single lingzhi medallion, all enameled in translucent green on a rich yellow ground. Diameter 4 7/8 in., 12.4 cm. Estimate 10,000-15,000 USD

PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 15th November 1983, lot 262.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York. 14 september 2011 www.sothebys.com