A blue and white quatrefoil tray, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1821-1850). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014.

The interior of the tray is delicately painted with a tasselled kite hanging from the branches of a flowering peony branch, encircled by a band of stylised lotus sprays with leafy tendrils. The exterior is similarly decorated with lotus sprays. 6 ? in. (16.2 cm.) wide. Estimate £10,000 – £15,000 ($16,880 - $25,320)

Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 31 May 2010, lot 2002.

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 13 May 2014, London, King Street - http://www.christies.com/