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A pair of famille rose Pronk ‘Arbor’ plates, circa 1740Estimate $8,000 – $12,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015

Each decorated after the Dutch artist Cornelius Pronk’s design with the classic topiary garden scene, the border with cartouches of moths, butterflies, flowers and fruit, the reverse with an iron-red and purple lambrequin border; 9 in. (23 cm.) diameter

Christie’s. MANDARIN & MENAGERIE: THE SOWELL COLLECTION AND CHINESE EXPORT ART FROM VARIOUS OWNERS, 26 January 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

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