A yellow-ground blue and white 'gardenia' dish, painted on the yellow ground, with a central medallion enclosing a flowering gardenia branch encircled with fruiting branches of pomegranate, crab apple, grape and lotus, the underside with a continuo
A Chinese Zhangzhou blue and white porcelain dish, 17/18th century, the Zhangzhou "Swatow" export ware bowl, with underglaze blue and white design, with a central stylised 'Fu' character, for good fortune, typically surrounded by a band of
A rare Chinese blue and white saucer-dish, Jiajing mark, late Ming-early Qing Dynasty, 16th-17th century, well decorated with three mythical animals within a floral scroll, Jiajing six-character mark, 11.3 cm diameter. Provenance: Sotheby's Melbourne 2
A blue and white 'dragon' dish mark of Zhengde, the interior painted with a dragon among lotus scrolls in a central medallion, encircled by a similar frieze of dragons and lotus around the cavetto, and repeated on the underside, the base inscribed
Five Chinese blue and white porcelain wares, 19th to 20th century, comprising an ovoid jar decorated with a phoenix and dragon chasing a flaming pearl amidst a sky filled with bats, bearing concentric blue lines underside; a floral decorated small vase, a
Daoguang blue & white pair of phoenix dishes painted with phoenix amidst cloud scrolls, the exterior similarly decorated, each with an underglaze blue Daoguang seal mark, with original Christies sticker. Provenance Lot 1345, Sale 4022, 6th September 2006.
A large Chinese porcelain blue and white dish, decorated to the shallow well with Precious Objects in underglaze blue surrounding a quatrefoil boss to the centre and with a diaper and moth patterned border. Four-character mark under the base within a doubl
A Chinese blue and white dish, Wanli period, 16th century, with foliated rim, decorated with a bird standing on a rock platform under a branch of flowers to the interior, enclosed by alternate lappets with flowers and four auspicious symbols, 21 cm diamete
A rare blue and white saucer dish, probably imperial, Jiajing period (1522-1556), finely painted in vibrant blue with three immortals in a garden, the cavetto with four of cranes and clouds alternately on each side of the cavetto, a rare seal mark on the b
A blue and white 'phoenix' dish seal mark and period of Daoguang, with shallow rounded sides and lipped rim, painted on the interior with a pair of stylised phoenix with wings splayed in flight among clouds, in a central medallion within double lin
A pair of blue and white 'dragon' dishes Qing dynasty, 19th century, (2), each of saucer shape, painted on the interior with a scaly dragon coiled among scattered clouds in a central medallion within a double line border repeated around the rim, the unders
Five blue and white cups and saucers Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, (10), each pencilled with a central medallion of peonies and rocks within radiating flower sprig panels on the petal moulded sides, marks, (10), each saucer 13 cm diameter
A pair of blue and white peony dishes Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, (2), each painted with a central medallion of peonies and rockwork within a frieze of flowers and rocks around the radially moulded sides with everted rim, ding marks, (2), 20.6 cm diameter
A blue and white deep dish Qing dynasty, 18th century, painted on the interior with scholar's objects beside a willow tree and flowering plants, the shallow sides with a diaper border below the broad everted rim with sprays of peony, bamboo, prunus and
A pair of Chinese blue and white porcelain dishes, 18th century, each decorated with flowering peonies, rocks and a willow tree in a garden, 23.3 cm diameter. Provenance: Sotheby's, Melbourne, 29/06/1987, lot 506
A pair of Chinese blue and white dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722), each finely painted with fish amongst seaweed and flowers, six-character 'Chenghua' mark within a double circle in underglaze blue on the base, fitted box, 11.1 cm diameter.
A Chinese blue and white porcelain dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century, decorated with lotus flowers on the centre of the interior, a band of butterfly and flower motifs on the cavetto, and under-glazed blue leaf mark within a double circle to the base, 21 cm
A Chinese blue and white porcelain dish, Kangxi mark, 18th century, with foliated rim, interior decorated with floral motifs, four-character 'Kangxi' mark within double circle to the base, 20.5 cm diameter
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