Lot 858. A soft-paste blue and white 'lotus' dish, 18th-19th century; 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) diam., cloth boxEstimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 4,000© Christie's 2021

The interior is decorated with a central roundel of two confronted birds, enclosed by a band of lotus scroll and an outer band of the Eight Buddhist Emblems (bajixiang).

Property from The James K. Li Collection.

ProvenanceAmbassador Ti-Tsun Li (1901-1981) Collection, and thence by descent to the present owner.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 23-24 september 2021