Two blue and white 'Lotus' dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 861. Two blue and white 'Lotus' dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000Price realised USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 

Each dish is painted in rich tones of cobalt blue on the interior with a medallion of seven lotus blossoms borne on leafy scrolling meander repeated as a frieze on the exterior, all within double-line borders.

Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection. 

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza