A BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS' BOWL
DAOGUANG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD
清道光 青花纏枝蓮紋盌 《大清道光年製》款
with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, painted around the exterior with a broad lotus scroll band above lotus lappets, the interior centred with a lotus medallion, the base with the six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue
Diameter 16.9 cm, 6⅝ in.
This bowl is in good condition, apart from some light surface wear and minor firing imperfections, including iron spots.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Formerly in a private French collection, purchased in Beijing by the chairman of Bank of Indochina prior to 1946 (by repute).