Lot 44. A doucai 'lotus pond' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,400 - 5,600). Photo Bonhams.
The interior delicately enamelled in a soft palette with two birds flying and swimming in a lotus pond with stalks rising amidst the waves, the cavetto inscribed with a band of stylised Shou characters, the exterior with further birds amidst lotus stalks. 17.2cm (6 7/8in) diam.
Provenance: a European private collection, acquired between 1960-70, and thence by descent
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 10 november 2016, 10:30 GMT, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET