Lot 3139. A fine pair of blue and white footed saucer dishes, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 11.2 cm., 4 3/8 in. Estimate 180,000 — 220,000 HKD. Lot Sold 860,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's.
the flaring sides of each supported on a splayed foot with an upturned mouthrim, the interior brilliantly decorated in cobalt-blue with a central medallion of a visvavajra, enclosed by a frieze of beribboned bajixiang, the exterior of the rim painted with a key-fret band above a skirt of upright stylised lappets encircling the foot, the recessed base inscribed in underglaze blue with a four-character reign mark within a double-circle.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011