Lot 1329. A blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 6 3/8 and 6 5/8 in. (6.3 and 6.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 8,750© Christie's Images Ltd 2013

The deep, rounded sides rise to a slightly everted rim and are decorated on the exterior with a frieze of peony scroll above a petal-lappet band, and on the center of the interior with a peony spray roundel. Together with a bowl of similar design, Guangxu six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908).

Provenance: Acquired in New York before 1955.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 19 - 20 September 2013