Ming Dynasty blue and white ‘Lotus Pond’ bowl, Hongzhi, later 15th century


Chinese porcelain blue and white ‘Lotus Pond’ bowl, painted with a band of tall lotus blooms and fern-like foliage all spiralling in a clock-ways direction, a stylised foliage border to the rim echoed inside above a broad band of scrolling flowerheads & foliage, the center with a rosette.

Early Ming Dynasty,

Hongzhi reign
1488 – 1505


some minor degradation to the glaze

The Lotus bloom rising from the mud, yet keeping pure, is a popular Buddhist image popular in the Hongzhi reign.




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