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Lot 19. A large blue and white 'Bajixiang' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 26.1 cm, 10¼ in. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP GBPLot sold 62,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.

with deep rounded sides supported on a gently tapered foot, rising to a wide rim, richly painted around the exterior in shades of deep cobalt blue accented by 'heaping and piling' with a row of beribboned bajixiang ('Eight Buddhst Emblems'), each resting atop a large lotus bloom wreathed in scrolling foliage, all above a lappet border and tumultuous waves, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a double vajra and collared with a band of cresting waves around the rim, the base with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue within a double circle.

Sotheby's. Imperial Porcelain - A Private Collection, 06 Nov 2019