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A famille-rose ‘Flower and Butterfly’ bowl, Mark and period of YongzhengEstimate 70,00090,000 HKD. Lot Sold 212,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s.

the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, the exterior decorated in soft pastel enamels in the ‘boneless style’ with a continuous scene of various floral buds and blooms issuing from the ground next to jagged rockwork, including ruby and pink peonies and pale indigo-blue chrysanthemums, a multi-coloured butterfly fluttering downwards nearby, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character mark within a double circle, wood stand; 14.7 cm., 5 3/4  in.

Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong | 08 oct. 2014, 03:00 PM