Japanese imari saucer dish, c.1720, decorated in the centre with a bird perched on rockwork, with a river and pine tree, the border with chrysanthemums and other flowers, with lobed panels containing phoenixes, the reverse decorated with scrolling peonies. This design was closely copied by the Meissen factory. For a similar dish and further details see Ayers, Impey & Mallet, 'Porcelain for Palaces: the Fashion for Japan in Europe', the Oriental Ceramic Society (1990), p. 224. See also, Jorg, Christian, ‘Fine and Curious: Japanese Export Porcelain in Dutch Collections’, no. 128, p. 118.