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A blue and white ‘Phoenix’ dish, Jiajing mark and period. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s

the curved sides rising from a tapered foot to a flaring rim, painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing two phoenixes in flight amongst ruyi cloud scrolls, the exterior similarly decorated, inscribed to the base with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle  21.9cm., 8 5/8 in.

Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Londres | 05 nov. 2014, 10:00 AM