Dish contains an under glaze blue mark on bottom, the inside has a design depicting two dragons and two phoenixes. This dish, plate or platter was made during the Republic period and is a version of Ducai or Wucai enamels.
This item is from the collection of William Jennings. This collection was assembled by Jennings’ parents, who lived in Tianjin, China (then known as Tientsin) in the 1930s. Jennings’ father, Harold Jennings, was a British naval engineer who had originally come to China in the late 1920s and ran a shipyard in Tianjin. His mother, Mary Bayley Jennings, was a nurse from Ohio who originally traveled to Tianjin in 1938. The Jennings were active in the expatriate community in China and throughout Asia, and traveled within Asia, to places such as Hong Kong and Kyoto, collecting art pieces while they went. William Jennings was born in 1939, and the family moved to the United States in 1941 to escape growing conflict in the region, taking their collection with them.
Dimensions: Height: 1 1/4 in x diameter: 7 1/2 in.
Condition: Good condition; three very small chips to rim.
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