An attractive Chinese dish with later silver handle, decorated in underglaze blue, and dating from the Kangxi period. The dish is decorated in the centre with a scene of five scholars studying a scroll with a yin-yang symbol drawn on it. Around the edge are the 8 precious objects alternating with the 8 trigrams (ba gua). The reverse of the dish is also attractively decorated with breaking waves around the rim, and with a 6-character Chenghua mark to the base. Diameter 16.7 cm (6.6")
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