Saucer. Provenance: China. Dating: Late Kangxi period (1662-1722) early Yongzheng period (1723-1735). A saucer on a footring with a straight rim and a glazed base, decorated in underglaze blue. In the centre a "Courting Cranes" decoration with a crane in a garden looking to the sky where a bird displays while in flight. Round the interior rim a stylized laurel pattern band. The reverse is undecorated. Similar decorated saucers can be found on pages 116-117 in the Sotheby's catalogue; Made in Imperial China, 76.000 pieces of Chinese export porcelain from the Ca Mau shipwreck, circa 1725, Amsterdam 29,30 & 31 January 2007. Dimensions: Height: 21 mm (0.82 inch), Diameter: 113 mm (4.45 inch), Diameter of footring: 56 mm (2.20 inch). Condition: A 22 mm (0.86 inch) hairline and two tiny, glaze frits to the rim.