A Chinese porcelain blue and white saucer dish. Kangxi, circa 1680. Courtesy Marchant

with gently flaring rim, painted with two large carp swimming amongst three shrimp and aquatic plants beneath a single line in underglaze blue, the underside with four aquatic plant sprays. The base with a lingzhi fungus mark within a double ring in underglaze blue, encircled by a wide channel foot rim. 13 ¾ inches, 35.2cm diameter. Condition: Rim crack and chips restored. Pricve on request.

• Formerly in the collection of Professor D. R. Laurence.

• Purchased from R. & G. McPherson Antiques, 16th May 2006.

MARCHANT; www.marchantiques.com