Lot 513. A fine blue and white 'lotus' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 18.5 cm, 7 1/4 in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 212,500 HKD (24,215 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.
the rounded sides supported on a straight foot, boldly painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a lotus flower with radiating foliate scrolls, the exterior with an undulating lotus scroll, inscribed to the base with a four-character mark reading Shangpin jiaqi ('high quality fine object').
Provenance: Collection of Edward T. Chow (1910-1980).
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 25th November 1980, lot 20.