dish (food service)

Pewter food serving dish of quatrefoil form, supported on four vegetation-shaped feet, attached with two ruyi-shaped ring handles on sides. The sides of the dish are engraved with scenes including birds perched on plum blossom branches. There is also a grasshopper and millet, a landscape scene with mountains, a river and houses, and a river scene with a bamboo grove by the bank and a fisherman on a boat. The scenes are alternated with Chinese inscriptions engraved in seal script. A maker's mark impressed on base which reads: 'Chaoyang zhu Shantou, yanshengli dian, zheng wen tong'. This means 'Yanshengli shop based in Shantou city in Chaoyang district; quality pewter'.

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