Dish, China, 1710-1725, Height 28 mm (1.10 inch), diameter of rim 159 mm (6.26 inch), diameter of footring 86 mm (3.39 inch), weight 152 grams (5.36 ounce (oz.)) Dish on a footring with a spreading rim. Decorated in various famille verte enamels with an insect in flight and a bird perched on a branch of a flowering plant in a single concentric band. On the flattened rim four cartouches filled with two of the "pa pao", the Eight Precious Things; a pearl (beauty) with tassels and a solid lozenge (good luck) with tassels reserved on a trellis diaper and a green-speckled ground (frog-spawn). The reverse is undecorated. On the exterior wall the engraved Chinese character mark "貴", meaning expensive or rare. Marked on the base with a square shop mark in a double circle in underglaze blue. The character mark engraved on this dish is, most likely, a personal name or a property brand of a previous owner. It is often seen on objects with a Malaysian, Indonesian or Philippine origin where a Chinese population group was present that used this type of porcelain. Condition: A chip, some frits and shallow glaze rough spots to the rim.