Lot 228. A fahua 'Lotus' jar, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 8 1/4 in., 20.9 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 11,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014
of compressed globular form, rising from a thick foot to a short neck with a metal rim, molded in high relief around the body with a continuous scene of a lotus pond beneath a band of waves around the shoulder, all picked out in turquoise, yellow and white, reserved on a rich indigo ground, the pierced wood cover with a jade finial, wood stand (3).
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 18 march 2014