China, beg. of 20th cent. (Republic-period). Porcelain with polychrome painting. At the front a large depiction of blossoming prune tree with a pair of swallows. The motiv continuing at the inside wall. Verso inscr. with Chinese characters. Four-character Yongzheng-mark. Diam. 14,5 cm. - See: Avitabile, Vom Schatz der Drachen, London 1987, p. 151.