An especially fine Chinese export porcelain doucai charger decorated in the Chinese taste with a central scene of Mandarin ducks (symbols of marital bliss) swimming amongst lotus (symbols of purity), all within a very animated and detailed border of the Eight Daoist Immortals with their attributes, riding on the backs of sea creatures amongst swirling waves. Lovely enamels balanced against the white space of the porcelain making for a very pleasing design, and of an impressive size and in great condition. 15 1/2″ in diameter. Early 18th century.