A 'famille-rose' 'eggshell' plate. Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period. photo courtesy Sotheby's

delicately painted with an interior setting of a seated woman with two boys, the everted rim with an intricate floral border in gilding outlined in rouge-de-fer - diameter 8 3/4 in., 21.4cm. Est. 8,000—10,000 USD. Lot Sold 23,750 USD

PROVENANCE: Christie's London, 8th November, 2005, lot 127.
S. Marchant & Son, London, 2006.

EXHIBITED: Tentoonstelling van Oude Kunst, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1936 (according to label).


A ruby-ground 'famille-rose' bowl. Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period. photo courtesy Sotheby's

painted with three scroll-shaped reserves enclosing different flowers, on a ruby-red ground, with a spray of fruit and flowers painted to the interior - diameter 5 1/2 in., 14 cm. Est. 5,000—7,000 USD. Lot Sold 13,750 USD

PROVENANCE: S. Marchant & Son, London. 

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 23 Mar 2010. New York www.sothebys.com