A Large Turquoise-Ground Famille-Rose And Gilt-Decorated Basin. Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1735-1820). Photo Christies Image Ltd 2012

The deep-sided vessel is decorated with an intricate design of auspicious and Buddhist emblems including bats, lotus heads, the endless knot, peaches, chimes and shou characters amidst scrolling foliage on a turquoise ground, the sides decorated with lotus heads and scrolling foliage. 17½ in. (44.6 cm.) diam. Estimate £4,000 - £6,000

Provenance: Acquired in the 1980s in Switzerland.

Christie's. Chinese. 9 November 2012. London, South Kensington