Lot 307. A cloisonné enamel and gilt bronze 'Bajixiang' handled cup, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 18cm., 7 1/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.
the gently curved sides rising from a flat base to a gilt lipped rim, set with a gilt-bronze loop handle to one side, the exterior decorated with scrolling leafy lotus below a band of wan symbols alternating with the bagua, the base with a central bagua medallion encircled by ruyi heads and the beribboned bajixiang, the interior gilt; together with a cloisonné enamel ‘lotus’ box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 13 may 2015