Chinese CELADON DISH,porcelain with a molded peony design inside and outside with a continuous fret design on the inside rim. Chocolate brown foot rim. Jiaqing(1796-1820) diameter is 13.5" height is 3.1 inches. Excellent condition with only one very slight rim glaze chip. Bought at CHRISTIES (in Los Angeles, CA) October 5, 2000, Lot #190, page 53. Comment: "Every detail(the lotus & continuous fret band designs) on this piece is typical of wares produced in an attempt to revive "Longquan" celadon style of the Song-Yuan Dynasty, motifs first seen on Longquan celadons. The clearest indication that this is a Qing reporduction (1796-1820) of an earlier style is the presence of brown slip on the footrim edge, imitating the naturally occurring color of Longquan clay with a high iron content when fired in a reducing atmosphere. Here the brown slip serves to disguise the white clay of Jingdezhen." quoted from "Chinese Ceramics," by He Li,(curator of the) The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, 1996. illustration 542, pg. 315.