Lot 3214. A pair of famille rose 'bajixiang' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000 (USD 64,508 - USD 90,311) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017
Each is finely decorated on the exterior with the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' tied in ribbons and arranged in pairs below iron-red key-fret scrollwork within blue bands at the slightly flaring rim and above conjoined ruyi-heads and a dotted band on yellow-ground above the foot.
Provenance: Sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30 April-2 May 1991, lot 108
Christie's. The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 31 May 2017, Convention Hall