Lot 80. A blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 6 1/2 in., 16.4 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 3,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's
the interior painted in grayish underglaze blue with a central medallion of two confronting phoenix clasping a sprig in their beaks, surrounded by clouds within a double circle, the motif repeated on the exterior, seal mark in underglaze blue.
Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012