A fine pair of famille rose flaring saucers. Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period. photo Bonhams

Each delicately enamelled in the interior below the straight flaring side with a mottled-pink spray of leafy blossom issuing from a cluster of grasses, the exterior plain. 8.3cm (3¼in) diam. (2). Estimate: £20,000 - 30,000, CNY 200,000 - 300,000, HK$ 240,000 - 360,000

Another pair of saucer dishes exhibiting the delicacy typical of Yongzheng enamelling from the Meiyintang Collection is illustrated by R.Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Vol.II, London, 1994, pl.959.

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 10 Nov 2011, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com