A Chinese thinly potted porcelain saucer dish with underglaze cobalt decoration. The central decoration of plants and grasses rising from rocks is surrounded by a two part border of different leaves of water plants. The flared upper rim is molded and the outer edge lobed. On the back in underglaze blue are two trailing plants. 1 inch (2.5 cm) tall and 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter.
Condition: No repairs, cracks or hairlines. There are three very small chips on the rim, none of the three extend into the blue outermost border. In the center especially there are very small pits in the glaze from the firing.
The coloring is very pleasant with deep blues where the artist intended. This type of dish with this dark blue decoration is most often from the Kangxi dynasty (1662-1722).