A blue and white 'lotus bouquet' saucer dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

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Lot 34. A blue and white 'lotus bouquet' saucer dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 13 cm. 5 1/4  inEstimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP (32,303 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.

the gently rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the interior with a medallion enclosing a leafy lotus bouquet, encircled in the well by classic and lotus scroll bands, the exterior with a lotus scroll band between classic scroll and keyfret bands, the base inscribed with a six-character mark within a double circle in underglaze blue .

Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Max Müller (1867-1960), German Consul to China from 1905 to 1908.
Christie's Hong Kong, 4th October 2016, lot 67.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 15 May 2019