A turquoise-ground 'Dayazhai' bowl, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period

Lot 216. A turquoise-ground 'Dayazhai' bowl, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908). 16.8 cm, 6 5/8  in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.

covered overall in a turquoise ground, the exterior with a bird perched amongst branches of wisteria and pink roses below the iron-red Dayazhai (Studio of Great Elegance) mark and oval seal mark bearing tiandi yijia chun (heaven and earth enjoying spring as one), the base with a four-character mark yongqing changchun (eternal joy and everlasting spring).

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 08 Nov 2017, 11:00 AM