A Celadon Footed Dish. Yongzheng Mark and Period. Photo Sotheby's

finely potted, with a sharply upturned rim, supported on a splayed foot, the interior decorated in white slip with three flying bats each with an auspicious Buddhist emblem amid wispy cloud scrolls, the exterior with a band of stylized leaves radiating from the foot, all under a pale blue-green glaze thinning to a paler tone on the decoration, the base glazed white with an underglaze-blue four-character Yongzheng mark. Diameter 4 3/8 in., 11.1 cm - Estimate 15,000-25,000 USD - Lot sold 68,500 USD

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