AN UNUSUAL AUBERGINE-GLAZED 'BAJIXIANG' INCISED DISH
MARK AND PERIOD OF YONGZHENG
the curved sides supported on a slightly tapered foot, flaring at the rim, finely incised around the exterior with beribboned bajixiang ('Eight Buddhist Emblems'), applied overall with a translucent glaze of an aubergine tone, the countersunk base reserved in white, inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue
20.6 cm., 8 1/8 in.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 14th November 1989, lot 178.