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A large blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period

Finely painted around the exterior with meandering lotus scrolls, above a band of overlapping upright leaves at the foot, the interior painted with a single lotus scroll medallion, carved wood stand. 41.4cm (16¼in) diam. (2). Sold for £15,600

Provenance: the estate of an English collector

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com