A famille rose and faux turquoise bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate £3,000 – £5,000 ($4,791 – $7,985). Price Realized  £3,750 ($5,993). Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014

The exterior of the bowl is decorated with several stems with peony blooms and buds, all reserved on a faux turquoise ground. The mouth rim is highlighted in gilt. 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam.

Christie’s. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES PART I, 4 November 2014, London, South Kensington