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An Imperial yellow-ground blue and whit, lotus bouquet dish, China, underglaze blue six-character mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo Nagel

Well painted in underglaze blue beneath a clear enamel with a lotus bouquet, encircled around the well by a composite floral scroll, and below the rim by a classic scroll beneath a light green glaze, the exterior similarly decorated, between classic scroll and keyfret borders under a pale green enamel, the yellow enamel ground extending onto the base, the rim glazed white - Broken and restored. D. 21,4 cm. Estimate 4000 €

Provenance: Former collection Thomak, Sweden, published in the collection catalogue on the back cover ‘Kinesik Keramik Kollektion Thomax’

Another Yongzheng dish with a white-glazed rim was sold Sotheby’s Hongkong, 29th October, 1991, lot 200, and a larger example is illustrated by Ayers, Chinese Ceramics, The Koger Collection, pl. 122 

Nagel. Sale 689, 2012/11/02 http://www.auction.de