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Lot 51. doucai 'phoenix and lotus' saucer dish, Jiaqing seal mark and of the period (1796-1820); 19cm (7 5/8in) diam. (2). Sold for HKD 114,750 (Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000)© Bonhams 2001-2022

Finely potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, decorated on the interior with three archaistic phoenix encircling an Indian lotus spray, all within a double-line border repeated at the rim, the exterior painted and enamelled with four Indian lotus blossoms alternating with four phoenixes, all between single- and double-line borders, with an alternating 'C'-scroll and dot-decorated band encircling the foot, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue, box.

NoteFor the Qianlong prototype of the present dish, compare with two sold at auction of the same size and design, one at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 14 May 2014, lot 105; and another at Christie's London, 13 May 2011, lot 1187.

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, Hong Kong, 30 November 2022