Previously sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 8 November 1982, lot 138 and again, 2 November 1999, lot 582.
Compare with a very similar Kangxi-marked octafoil bowl sold at Christie's London, 8 December 1986, lot 351.
It is very likely that this bowl draws its inspiration from early Ming prototypes. Compare with a Xuande-marked bowl in the Shanghai Museum, illustrated in Mingdai guanyao ciqi, Studies of the Shanghai Museum Collections: Ming Dynasty Imperial Ceramics, Shanghai, 2007, pl. 3-33; an unmarked Xuande shallow bowl decorated with phoenix medallions on the interior and base in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated in Blue and White Ware of the Ming Dyansty, Book II, Part 2, Cafa, Hong Kong, 1963, col. pl. 56, and the stembowl illustrated ibid, pl. 38 with a related profile, moulded with ten lobes, each decorated with a quatrefoil cartouche enclosing a pair of phoenix.