Subject:Re: "Kangxi" Plate Winged Dragons?
Posted By: Bill H Wed, Mar 14, 2018
Your assumptions about age are correct. The combination of low-beveled foot around countersunk center with four-character underglaze Kangxi mark and a dash of kiln grit means your dish is a late 19th century "Kangxi Revival" product. This doesn't mean your dish lacks intrinsic value, but you're way ahead of me on that topic, since you just bought this one.
As for the wings, Wikipedia.org says "Chinese dragons are occasionally depicted with bat-like wings growing out of the front limbs, but most do not have wings, as their ability to fly (and control rain/water, etc.) is mystical and not seen as a result of their physical attributes."