An especially good pair of early Chinese export saucer dishes, molded to resemble lotus blossoms, each centered with an underglaze blue scene of a bird perched upon a rock next to exuberant¬† branches of flowering peony, an amusingly large insect, the size of the bird, flying overhead. Measuring 7 1/2″in diameter, and in very good condition considering their age with only glaze losses to the rims.¬† Wanli period-circa 1600.