A wonderful Chinese export porcelain square-form serving dish with shaped, rounded corners decorated in famille rose enamels with a large central image of a Mandarin couple taking a meal on their terrace by candlelight with two servants in attendance. This glimpse into the past is set within a border of finely detailed dragons amongst clouds pursuing the flaming pearl of wisdom. Measuring 9 1/2 ” square, and in very good condition. Circa 1820.