Lot 283. A 'Lotus' bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 12.5 cm, 5 in. Estimate 3,000-5,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,875 GBP. © Sotheby's.
the shallow flaring sides rising from an angled base and short spreading foot to an everted rim, carved to the interior with four lotuses borne on leafy scrolls, encircled in the well by a lotus scroll band and the characters fu and lu, covered overall in a bluish-white glaze.
Exhibited: Objects of Desire, The Classic Age of Chinese Ceramics Song to Yuan Dynasties, 10th to 14th Centuries, Asian Arts Institute of Australia, Sydney, 2013, cat. no. 29.
Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Asian Art, London, 09 Nov 2018