Similar examples to this large dish, one from the H. M. Knight and Jingguantang Collections, sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 3 November 1996, lot 569; a slightly smaller example from the T. Y. Chao Family Foundation, exhibited at the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Ming and Ch'ing Porcelain, 1978, and illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 46; another smaller version from the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington D. C., illustrated by M. Beurdeley and G. Raindre, Qing Porcelain, London, 1987, p. 167, fig. 231; and another sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 26 April 1999, lot 672.
An element of archaistic interest is evident in the present dish in that the glaze resembles pale celadon Longquan glazes of the 12th and 13th Centuries. It is known that reproduction of Longquan glazes was indeed on Tang Ying's 'List of Porcelains Supplied to the Court' of 1729.