Lot 3914. A fine blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722); 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price Realized HKD 524,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011
Well painted in bright tones of blue in the center of the interior with a lotus spray medallion repeated as a continuous frieze on the sides of the well and the exterior, below a narrow band of demi-lotus flowers at the rim on the interior and above a band of overlapping petal tips on the exterior, Japanese wood box.
Provenance: A Japanese private collection.
Note: Compare with a very similar Kangxi-marked bowl of the same size sold at Christie's New York, 24-25 March 2011, lot 1665 and a pair of Kangxi-marked lotus bowls of the same size sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 27 May 2008, lot 1821.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 1 June 2011, Convention Hall