Lot 3095. A large famille-rose bajixiang bowl with Buddhist emblems, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850); 23 cm., 9 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 275,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the rounded sides supported on a short straight foot, the interior centre painted in enamels and gilt with a stylised lotus, the exterior similarly decorated with immortals and Buddhist emblems above lotus blossoms, divided by jewelled animal masks above rocks rising from waves, all between two bands of bajixiang and shou characters, the underside inscribed in red with a Manchu mark within a double-square.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011