A square heavy bronze dish with lobed corners has been enameled with a green color and then decorated with a bright red dragon and phoenix. The dish could even be imperial. It is that well executed.
The heavy bronze dish with lobed sides has a celadon green enamel coating. You can see the nice gilded golden color of the metal on the foot and on the mouth rim. The dish has been decorated with a nice red phoenix and dragon with the pearl of wisdom between them. The decoration has a black outline and black accents like the eyes and scales. The workmanship is very controlled with good line quality and exacting painting.
There are no marks or labels.
3 ¾” (9.5 cm) x 3 ¾” (9.5 cm) x ¾” (1.9 cm) deep. Weighs 3.7 oz (110 g)
There are no chips, cracks, or breaks. There is slight wear on the surface of the enamels. This shows age. There are oxidization spots on the metal rim and foot ring.
A quality enameled dish with great color and design. The gilded bronze edge adds a touch of richness. This dish could have been imperial, what with the workmanship and motif.