Lot 23. A famille-rose 'Butterfly and flower' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 12.3 cm, 4⅞ in. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 150,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.
the deep rounded side rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, enamelled around the exterior in varying tones of yellow and pink with overlapping leafy stems of hibiscus and rose blossoms and a butterfly hovering by, the base with a six-character reign mark within a double circle in underglaze blue.