LOT 30 – £15,000-20,000

A Ming dynasty Yongle period blue and white ‘lotus bouquet’ saucerdish, finely painted with a ribbon-tied spray of lotus and other plants surrounded by a floral scroll below a wave border, the exterior with a band of scrolling lotus and other flowers between classic scroll and key-fret bands, all in a typical blue varying from pale to inky black, the unglazed base burnt a mottled orange, 31.1cm diameter approximately.

Labels:  reference 76; Nottingham Castle Museum loan HHL222.

Condition:  slight abrasion to interior, wear to rim, crack to rim.