Dish. Porcelain, painted in underglaze blue. Jingdezhen. China, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435). Height: 4.1 cm registers, Diameter: 20.1 cm registers. Mrs B.Z. Seligman Bequest. FE.194-1974. Victoria & Albert Museum © V&A Images

A dish with rounded sides everted at the rim, straight foot with unglazed foot ring and slightly convex base. Painted in a rich blue which has precipitated to give a 'heaped and piled' effect. On the inside is a five-clawed dragon among waves surrounded by a band with two very faint designs in 'anhua' white slip under the glaze, and on the outside two running dragons among rocks.