A richly enameled Chinese export porcelain plate with a central courtly scene of a noble lady seated at a table on a garden terrace with what appears to be a scholar and/or her calligraphy master as she is approached by a supplicant and his attendant. The scene surrounded by a border of colorful swirling dragons pursuing the flaming pearl amongst the clouds. Measuring 8″ in diameter and in good condition with only very slight stacking wear.  Circa 1820.