In the sixteenth century, Chinese porcelain occasionally arrived in England. As it was very rare and considered a special treasure, the most accomplished English silversmiths were often commissioned to make mounts for it. c1585
16th Century Rare Turquoise Glazed Sculpture. A rare Chinese porcelain sculpture of a dragon head, in turquoise glaze, and excellent condition. This sculpture is 11 inches tall and 6 inches wide, from the 16th Century, Ming Dynasty.