Lot 114. Two Chinese blue and white porcelain 'equestrian' dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). The larger: 32 cm, 12 5/8 in. Estimate £5,000 - £7,000. © Sotheby's.
each rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the interior painted with a scene of warriors on horseback beneath an overhanging willow tree, encircled by six panels of further warriors at the rim, the exterior decorated with panels of ruyi below floral sprays, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua mark within a double ring.