Lot 232. A blue and white 'Master of the Rocks' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15.5 cm, 6 1/8 in. Estimate £5,000 - £7,000. Sold: £10,000. © Sotheby's
the rounded sides rising to a flared rim, the central interior finely painted with a mountainous river scene with pavilions and trees surrounded by a border of branches of pine needles at the rim, separated by two double-circles, the exterior with two stylised branches issuing from the rim, the base inscribed with qishi baoding zhi zhen (precious as a treasured ding of rare stone) in underglaze blue within a double circle.
Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese Art, London, 10 November 2017