A coral-ground reverse-decorated 'Shou' dish, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period

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Lot 325, A coral-ground reverse-decorated 'Shou' dish, Qing dynasty, Daoguang periodEstimation: USD6,000 ~ 8,000. Photo: Sotheby's

the shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a gently lobed rim, decorated to the interior with a central shou medallion, surrounded by sixteen shou characters written in various calligraphic styles, the exterior with five evenly spaced flying bats, the base left white, inscribed in iron-red with a studio mark in seal characters reading Xiezhu zhuren zao (made by the Master of Wind Music) Diameter 9 5/8  in., 24.4 cm

Sotheby's, Important Chinese Art, New York, 16 mars 2016, 10:00 AM