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

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Lot 324. A blue and white 'Lotus' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's

the shallow rounded sides rising to a lipped rim, painted to the interior with a medallion of three stylized lotus heads issuing from scrolling leafy stems and a demi-florette scroll border to the rim, the exterior similarly decorated, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Diameter 6 in., 15.4 cm

Provenance: Beijing 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