A hand painted underglaze cobalt blue porcelain saucer dish, Chinese probably the first half of the 18th century. The center of the dish painted with plants growing out of stylized rocks inside a double line with plants in alternating larger and smaller arches which follow the molding contours of the porcelain body. The rim decorated with a flower and leaves also conforming to the molded body and the outer edge shaped with low points. The back side decorated in a similar manner to the sides. Inside the foot marked with a symbol inside a double blue band. Diameter 5 ¼ inches (13.5 cm)
Condition: No cracks, hairlines or repairs. One small chip on the outside edge. Minor firing flaws.
The extensive decoration conceals the fine molding and thinness of the body.