Compare two other similar, but larger, Wanli-marked meiping: one (63.4 cm.) illustrated by Lu Minghua in Mingdai Guanyao Ciqi, Shanghai, 2007, p. 167, fig. 3-97; the other (58.5 cm.) illustrated in Mayuyama, Seventy Years, Tokyo, vol. 1, p. 318, no. 952. These and the present meiping were made in imitation of Xuande period (1426-35) prototypes, such as the one illustrated in Imperial Porcelain of the Yongle and Xuande Periods, Excavated from the Site of the Ming Imperial Factory at Jingdezhen, Hong Kong, 1989, pp. 258-9, no. 88.