Lot 3135. A fine pair of underglaze-blue and iron-red 'lotus' cups, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 8.1 cm., 3 1/4 inEstimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKDLot Sold 680,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

each finely potted with thin flaring sides rising from a low foot, the exterior decorated with four iron-red stylised lotus blossoms borne on underglaze-blue foliate sprays, the underside inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double-square.

Provenance: S.Marchant & Son Ltd., London.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011