A fine and rare doucai dish with ‘Bajixiang’ design

The shallow bowl enamelled in brilliant tones and enhanced in gilt with a sunken central medallion of a flower head encircled by interlocking ruyi-heads, with unusual sprays of stylised floral motifs, the reverse with a lotus flower meander, each full bloom supporting one of the eight Buddhist Emblems, above a lappet band around the foot.

Period: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Diameter: 22 cm.