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Large round cloisonné basin on cylindrical foot ring. The interior decorated with four-clawed dragon chasing flaming pearl, with green phoenix swooping down amid clouds, all on turquoise ground of swirls and flames and encircled by a band of scrolling lotus and band of blossom scrolls on broad everted rim. The exterior with a central rosette of seven lotus surrounded by lotus and floral scroll borders.
Dated to 16th/17th century of the Ming period.
Condition: Some losses to enamels.
Provenance: Acquired in the early 1960's.
Measurements: Diameter 17 1/2"; depth 2 1/2".