A blue and white moulded 'Lotus' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619)

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Lot 3241. A blue and white moulded 'Lotus' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 7 3/4 in. (19.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 240,000Price realised HKD 225,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014   

The dish is moulded in the form of a lotus flower, supported on a short straight foot. The interior is decorated to the centre with a roundel containing a Sanskrit character, encircled by two ruyi-bands and two rows of overlapping petals. The underside has a band of projecting lotus petals below a row of panels along the rim decorated with Sanskrit characters and floral sprays, Japanese wood box.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 26 November 2014, Hong Kong, HKCEC Grand Hall