Dish, Provenance: (Southeast) China, Swatow, Dating: The end of the 16th century / first half 17th century. Dish on a footring with a straight rim, decorated in underglaze blue. In the centre two standing phoenixes facing and overlapping one another flanked by peony. The background is completely filled with leaf scrolls and leaves. On the interior rim five foliated medallions each filled with flowers, in between the medallions a concentric waves decoration. The exterior rim and the base are not decorated. The plate was most likely part of a shipwrecks cargo. It is not known of which ship. All the glaze has worn off due to submergence in sea water for centuries. Dimensions: Height: 50 mm (1.97 inch), Diameter: 268 mm (10.56 inch), Diameter of footring: 120 mm (4.73 inch). Condition: Perfect but without glaze.