An especially fine pair of Kangxi period Chinese export porcelain plates, hand-painted in a brilliant and deep underglaze blue with a the central lotus blossom with a lotus form medallion against a diapered blue ground all within a lotus border with a shaped rim.  This lotus form appears to be after stylized Indian images with their scrolling leaves and alludes to the cultural design exchanges brought about by the China trade.  Measuring 8 1/2″ in diameter and just a brilliant example of Kangxi potting, glaze, and decoration from a period that created outstanding blue and white wares.  Very good condition, Circa 1690s. $2,250.00.