Lot 10. A famille-rose 'Mallow and rose' saucer dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 15.4 cm, 6 in. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.
the shallow rounded sides rising to a gently flared rim, the interior painted in bright enamels with a long curved stem of yellow-flowering mallow opposite a blooming pink rose stem, along with two smaller floral sprigs and a small butterfly in flight to the well, the base with a six-character reign mark within a double circle in underglaze blue.