Lot 3
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AN EXTREMELY RARE AND EXCEPTIONAL BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS' BASIN MING DYNASTY, YONGLE PERIOD

Estimate
8,000,000 - 12,000,000 HKD
Sold
33,775,000 HKD
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Description

superbly potted with deep, slightly tapered sides rising to a wide flared rim, the flat interior beautifully and richly painted in cobalt-blue tones with a rosette centred by a double-line medallion enclosing a floret, surrounded by a radiating eight-pointed starburst of overlapping petals detailed with ruyi heads, all surrounded by a composite floral scroll adorning the straight sides, the wide rim decorated with an undulating scroll bearing flower-heads of pinks and little dotted blossoms, further enhanced with stylised foliage resembling gingko leaves, the exterior decorated with meandering scrolls bearing large lotus blooms and issuing scrolling tendrils and smaller blooms, below eight evenly spaced freely floating florets under the rim, the base unglazed
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