A famille rose 'fruit and seed' bowl
Guangxu six-character mark and of the period
Enamelled on the exterior with a butterfly in flight beside a leafy flowering spray issuing two ripening bitter melon, one bursting open to reveal the plentiful seeds, beside shafts of bamboo, both the melon spray and bamboo extending into the interior with two further ripening and bursting fruit and another butterfly in flight, box. 11.6cm (4 1/2in) diam. (2).