A very handsome pair of Chinese export molded 10 1/2″ dishes, painted in underglaze blue with a large styled lotus design with a central roundel with a courtly figural scene of a gentleman helping a lady over a small footbridge beneath a willow tree, surrounded by lotus petal form panels each filled with a profusion of flowering peony branches. Both 10 1/2″ dishes in very good condition, one with only very minor rim roughness filled.  Dating to circa 1690.  Always great to have a pair.