Dating: Wanli period (1573-1620)
Dish on a footring with a glazed base an everted lip and a foliated edge, decorated in underglaze blue.
In the centre a decoration of a grasshopper on a rock next to a peach encircled by an eight pointed scalloped medallion. On the cavetto eight round, or onion shaped, medallions, decorated with peaches, artemisia leaves and castanets, in between each medallion a single looped bow. On the exterior wall eight broad panels with lines and dots.
Height: 30 mm (1.18 inch)
Diameter: 140 mm (5.51 inch)
Diameter of footring: 75 mm (2.95 inch)
Condition: A firing flaw to the centre and a very tiny fleabite to the rim.
M. Rinaldi, Kraak porcelain. A moment in history of trade, London 1989, p.111, Classification of Dishes, Border VIII, Pl. 108