A blue and white bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period

The gently rounded sides painted with four scenes of couples and groups of figures in gardens and pavilions, the interior with a circular medallion enclosing a group of boys at play. 20.4cm (8in) diam. Sold for £2,880

Provenance: the Jarras Collection, England

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com