A large blue and white 'Lotus' jar, Qianlong seal mark and period. Photo Sotheby's

the ovoid body painted in a vibrant tone of blue with foliate scrolls bearing large stylized lotus blossoms, the short neck decorated with overlapping upright petal lappets, six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Height 15 in., 38.2 cm. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 USD

Provenance: J. T. Tai & Co., New York.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 2nd November 1979, lot 328.

Note: A similar jar was sold in these rooms, 18th March 2008, lot 122, and another example was sold at Christie's New York, 19th March 2008, lot 608.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 17 sept. 2013 - http://www.sothebys.com