Lot 169. A blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 6 3/8 in., 16.1 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 4,688 USD. © Sotheby's.
painted in underglaze blue with a central medallion of two confronting phoenix clasping a sprig in their beaks, surrounded by clouds within a double circle, the motif repeated on the exterior, seal mark in underglaze blue.
Provenance: Property from a Private New England Collection, acquired circa 1880 - 1900.