Previously sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3 May, 1994, lot 244.
The original outline drawing of this shape, illustrated above a sketch of the same wisteria pattern, is published in Guanyang Yuci, The Forbidden City Publishing House, 2007, p.178, no. 38 (fig. 1). According to the note accompanying the sketch, four pairs of blue, yellow and white-ground trays of this shape and pattern were commissioned.