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    Sale 2711

    The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1868

    A LATE MING BLUE AND WHITE MOULDED 'LOTUS' DISH

    Price Realised  

    A LATE MING BLUE AND WHITE MOULDED 'LOTUS' DISH
    WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619)

    Crisply moulded as an open lotus flower on a low straight foot, painted in bright underglaze-blue to the interior medallion with a Tibetan character encircled by interlinked ruyi and trefoil bands, from which radiate two rows of lotus petals, the outer row enclosing spiral motifs, the exterior decorated with blue-shaded lotus petals and an upper tier of barbed panels with alternating Tibetan characters and floral sprays
    7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box


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    Compare the present lot with similar Wanli examples, one in the Shanghai Museum, illustrated by Wang Qingzheng (ed.), Underglaze Blue and Red, Hong Kong, 1987, pl. 101; and another in the Capital Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Shoudu bowuguan cang ci xuan, Wenwu chubanshe, Beijing, 1991, p. 136, no. 130.

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