Of broad saucer shape and impressive size. Beautifully decorated with a central reserve of two scholars in a landscape setting, surrounded by reserves of flowering plants, deer, and mythical animals- all symbolic of scholarship, beauty, good fortune, and long life. Of particularly fine quality.
Diameter: 18 ½ inches (47 cm.)
A slightly larger but virtually identically decorated plate is in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London from the Salting Collection. Another is in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul illustrated by Krahl and Ayers, 1986. Vol. III, No. 2873.