6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,000
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 800
A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE BOWLS, KANGXI (1662-1722)
each painted to the centre of the interior with a lotus spray medallion, to the exterior with scrolling blossoming lotus sprays and foliage -- 6½in. (16.6cm.) diam., each with wood stand. (2)
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