Lot 971. A pair of famille rose yellow-ground sgraffiato bowls, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) diam. Estimate $6,000 - USD 8,000Price realised USD 30,000© Christie's Images Ltd 2014

Each is decorated on the exterior with three medallions, each enclosing a goat in a landscape, alternating with a vignette of antiques, all on a pale creamy yellow, sgraffiatoground. A medallion in the bottom of the interior encloses a dragon and a phoenix contesting a flaming pearl within a ruyi border

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza