A blue and white 'Lotus' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

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Lot 323. A blue and white 'Lotus' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's

painted to the interior in rich cobalt-blue tones with three lotus blossoms borne on dense curling foliate stems, all below a band of lotus scrolls around the rim, the underside with a continuous band of scrolling lotus blooms, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle. Diameter 6 3/8  in., 16.1 cm

ProvenanceBeijing collector, acquired in the 1940s.
Gifted to a Canadian missionary family, China, 1970s and thence by descent.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016, 10:30 AM