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Six famille verte saucer dishes. Five with Chenghua six-character marks, one with a Yongzheng six-character mark, the porcelain probably 18th century. Photo Bonhams

Delicately and brightly enamelled on each plain dish, five with a single green-robed lady variously punting a leaf raft, accompanied by a mythical phoenix, riding a cloud, accompanied by a deer, and greeting a small boy, the sixth dish with two elegant ladies watching two flying butterflies. 20.5cm (8 1/8in) diam. (6). Sold for £264,000

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 12 May 2011. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com