Lot 35. A rare reverse-decorated powder-blue 'Gardenia' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 33.3 cm, 13 1/8 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (35,022 - 58,370 EUR). Lot sold 35,000 GBP (45,224 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.
the interior centred with a medallion enclosing a gnarled leafy gardenia spray, surrounded by four similar sprays around the cavetto and a corresponding continuous scroll on the exterior, all against a finely speckled cobalt-blue ground below double-line borders encircling the inner and outer rims, the floral and foliate details of the design finely rendered in white slip, the white base inscribed with a six-character mark within a double circle in underglaze blue.