Lot 1665. A blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 7½ in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 52,500. © 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 plants at the rim on the interior and above a band of overlapping petal tips on the exterior.
Note: A pair of Kangxi-marked lotus bowls of the same size was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 27 May 2008, lot 1821.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011