Lot 3144. A blue and white 'floral spray' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 26.5 cm., 10 1/2 in. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 400,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013
of conical form with flared sides supported on a splayed foot, painted in inky tones of cobalt blue stippled with simulated 'heaping and piling', the interior with a central medallion enclosing an eight petalled-bloom with serrated leaves encircled on the well by detached sprays of chrysanthemum, rose, peony, lotus, pomegranate blossoms and tree peony, below flower sprigs interspersed with pronged motifs on the everted rim, all divided by double line borders, the underside similarly decorated with six detached floral sprays including two varieties of lotus, tree peonies, rose and pomegranate blossoms, below a band of key-fret under the rim and a 'classic' scroll encircling the foot, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within double circles.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. Hong Kong, 08 april 2013