A qingbai ‘phoenix and peony’ bowl, Song-Yuan Dynasty. Photo Bonhams.
The interior moulded with scrolling peony, lotus and orchid flowers interspersed with a pair of phoenix, below a leiwen band, the bowl and foot all covered in a soft blue-tinged white glaze, the rim unglazed. 19cm (7 1/2in) diam. Estimate £1,500 – 2,000 (€1,900 – 2,500)