A blue and white 'Double-phoenix' saucer dish, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

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Lot 3147. A blue and white 'Double-phoenix' saucer dish, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 16.5 cm., 6 1/2  in. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot sold 237,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013

with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a flared rim, decorated on the interior in shaded tones of cobalt with a male and a female phoenix confronting amidst clouds, distinguished by their curling and serrated tail feathers spreading out within double circles repeated at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated with a couple of phoenix gliding among clouds with outstretched wings and tail feathers, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. Hong Kong, 08 april 2013