A massive Arita porcelain charger. 18th Century. photo Bonhams

Decorated in underglaze blue with long-tailed birds and peonies to the well, surrounded by alternating floral and leaf-filled panels separated by geometric bands. 22 7/8in (58.2cm) diameter - Estimate: $3,000 - 5,000 Unsold


A pair of Arita porcelain plates. 18th Century. photo Bonhams

Each decorated in underglaze blue, the shallow well centered by a peony roundel surrounded by flower-filled panels separated by patterned scroll-form bands; a cipher inscribed in underglaze blue to the recessed base. 15 1/4in (36.8cm) diameter - Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000 Unsold

Provenance: David Hill, San Francisco

Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 22 Jun 2010. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com