Lot 81. A large pair of famille verte yellow-ground jardinières, Guangxu period (1875-1908). Each 41.6cm (16 3/8in) diam. Sold for £ 8,125 (€ 9,107). © Bonhams
Each enamelled on the exterior with two lobed cartouches, one containing a scene of an official in his study and the other with horsemen riding to battle, the cartouches alternating with two pomegranate-shaped cartouches containing opera scenes, all on a ground of green lotus meanders against yellow enamel, beneath a band of ruyi head enclosing lotus beneath a further decorative band of cracked ice and hawthorn at the waisted neck, the lip with iron-red panels and floral scrolls, the interiors each enamelled with five-iron red fish swimming amidst water weeds.
Provenance: a European private collection.