A blue and white Ming-style dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 295. A blue and white Ming-style dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.

sturdily potted with rounded sides and lipped rim, painted in varying tones of underglaze blue in 'heaped and piled' technique,  the central medallion with a floral meander, the stylized blooms borne on narrow stems with twisting leaves within a classic scroll band, the cavetto with a similar band of scrolling flowers, all enclosed by a keyfret border, the exterior similarly painted, the base and foot rim unglazed. Diameter 14 1/2  in., 37 cm

ProvenanceJohn Sparks, Ltd., London. (according to label).
Sotheby's New York, 13th March 1975, lot 379.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 16 Mar 2016, 10:00 AM