The dish with a shallow well and with a rising at everted rim depicts a central figure of a standing monk carrying a long staff with an attached fly whisk over his right shoulder. The monk is depicted wearing loose robes and trousers exposing his bare belly, all reserved on a powder-blue ground. The exterior is decorated with two elongated bamboo sprigs. The base is marked with a flower-head motif within a double circle, all in underglaze cobalt blue.
• An identical dish with the same travelling monk is illustrated in ‘Chinese Ceramics in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1997, pl. 132 by Christiaan J.A Jorg and Jan Van Campen.