The carved decoration on the present lot relates closely to the designs found on underglaze-blue bowls that were being produced during the same period at the Jingdezheng kilns. There are numerous examples of Yongle and Xuande porcelain bowls with dense lotus scrolls or composite floral scrolls on the exterior and on the interior encircling a central floral medallion. Cf. a Yongle bowl illustrated by John A. Pope, Chinese Porcelain from the Ardebil Shrine, Washington D.C., 1956, pl. 47 (top left).