A hand-painted blue and white porcelain dish, it is decorated under the glaze with a blue pigment, generally cobalt oxide. This dish has a nicely executed floral pattern, a center disc with fine scales encircling symbols that are repeated as the pattern expands, the outer rim is visibly faded. Blue and white decoration first became widely used in Chinese porcelain in the 14th century, after the cobalt pigment for the blue began to be imported from Persia. A style of decoration based on sinuous plant forms spreading across the object was perfected, and most commonly used. No chips, cracks, crazing, loss of color or paint.
Measurements: 14 x 2 cm