A very nice Chinese export porcelain reticulated oval serving dish hand-painted with a riverscape view of the “Folly Fort” at the entrance of the Pearl River, known as Bocca Tigris, leading up to the port at Canton. After months of at sea, this would have been one of the first landmarks China traders would have seen marking the end of their arduous journey and the beginning of their trading season at the factories of Canton. A very interesting view of the early China Trade, sometimes also appearing in paintings of the period. Measuring 9 1/4″ x 11 1/2″. In very good condition with the exception of a little stacking wear and enamel retouch. Circa 1790-1800.