Lot 78. A blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908). Diameter 10 1/2 in., 26.6 cmEstimate 4,000 — 6,000 USDLot sold 3,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's

the shallow dish painted in underglaze blue with a central interior medallion of two confronting phoenix clasping a sprig in their beaks, surrounded by clouds within a double circle, the motif repeated on the exterior, six-character 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