21 March 2000
A Small Yellow-Glazed Molded Lotus Dish
Guangxu Six-Character Mark in Underglaze Blue and of the Period
The shallow flared body rising to an upright rim crisply molded as a lotus blossom with seed pod center, covered inside and out with an opaque mustard-yellow glaze
5.3/8in. (13.5cm.) diam.
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The design of this unusual dish is based on larger (29.2cm.) Yongzheng-marked examples, such as the pair in the Baur Collection illustrated by J. Ayers in the Catalogue, Geneva, 1972, vol. III, nos. A 484 and 485.
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