Lot 1460. An unusual small blue and white dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 6 1/8 in. (15.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.

The flared sides rounding up to the rim from the foot, painted on the interior with a butterfly flitting above chrysanthemum, rocks and bamboo, the exterior delicately incised with lotus blossoms.

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