Lot 733. Two blue and white 'floral' dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627). Diameter 5 3/4 in., 14.6 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's.
each painted in tones of rich blue, the interior with a central roundel containing one or two blossoming flowers wreathed with leaves, bordered by a band of petals, the cavetto with a band of ruyi between line borders, the base with a fugui jiaqi ('fine vessel for wealth and honor') mark within a square in underglaze blue (2).
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 20 march 2019