A blue and white 'Lotus' bowl, Kangxi mark and period

A blue and white 'Lotus' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (inside view)

A blue and white 'Lotus' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (mark)

A blue and white 'Lotus' bowl, Kangxi mark and period. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP (8,139 - 10,852 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's.

the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, painted in vibrant tones of underglaze-blue, with a medallion enclosing a single lotus spray to the interior, surrounded by undulating lotus scrolls, the rim encircled by a narrow band of demi lotus florets and curled lotus leaves, the decoration repeated on the exterior, inscribed to the base with a six-character reign-mark within a double-circle - 19.5cm., 7 5/8 in.

Sotheby'sImportant Chinese Art, Londres, 13 mai 2015, 11:00 AM