The blue and white dish has a wide-spreading flange. The centre is painted with a basket of flowers on a low square table placed on the ground in front of a balustrade. The basket is decorated with trellis-work and floral motifs. The scene is set in an octagon in a double circle. The well and flange are divided into eight wide and eight narrow panels. The wide panels are painted with four different motifs: two types of double flower, a leaf on a fan within scrolls, and a fruit on a fan within scrolls. The narrow panels are filled with a knot and trellis-work.
Dimensions: diameter 38.5 cm, 15.2 in.
A similar dish is in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, England (inv. no. C.180.1916, Rinaldi, p. 224, fig. 284).
The decoration is inspired by Chinese kraakporcelain from the first half of the seventeenth century.
M. Rinaldi, Kraak porcelain. A moment in the history of trade, London 1989