Lot 49. A rare doucai 'Prunus and Magpie' bowl and cover, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 19.5 cm, 7 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 27,500 GBP (35,533 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.
the deep conical sides rising from a short straight foot to a flaring rim, finely painted and enamelled around the exterior with one bird perched on a flowering prunus tree and the other in flight, the conical cover similarly decorated, the base of the bowl with a six-character mark in underglaze blue.