Lot 947. A Ming-style blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' dish, 18th century; 13 1/16 in. (33.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014
The dish has rounded sides and is decorated in fifteenth century-style with a ribbon-tied lotus plant bouquet incorporating saggitaria and millet in the center of the interior below composite flower scroll in the well which is repeated on the exterior. The base is unglazed.
Provenance: Private collection, New York, acquired in the 1970s-80s.
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza