A Chinese porcelain minyao blue and white bowl. Six character mark of Kangxi within a double ring and of the period, 1662-1722. Courtesy Marchant

of thinly potted deep form, painted on the exterior with four panels divided by rocks and clouds, with figural scenes of soldiers, monks, ladies with their attendants and a scholar holding a fan behind a wall, the interior painted with five boys at play by a rocky ledge with a building in the distance. 7 5/8 inches, 19.4cm diameter. Price on request

• Formerly from a private English collection.

MARCHANT; www.marchantiques.com