Lot 1384. A pair of blue and white bowls, Xianfeng marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1851-1861); 5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.

Each painted on the exterior with the Eight Trigrams alternately separated by cranes and clouds, all above a band of frothing waves and rocks, with further waves in a medallion in the interior below a diaper band at the rim.

Christie'sFine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, 26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza