A DOUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' PLAQUE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
of flattened circular form, painted on one side with a sinuous leaping five-clawed dragon and a swooping phoenix in pursuit of a flaming pearl amidst flames and ruyi-shaped clouds, all within a stylised scroll border
Diameter 31.8 cm, 12½ in.
There are some scratches to the surface and enamels, and some wear to the edges.
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