Such bowls, whose four-character yuzhi marks were inscribed in underglaze-blue by the Jingdezhen kilns who made the porcelain, were painted in the Imperial Workshops in the Forbidden City.
An identical bowl is illustrated in Kangxi Porcelain Wares from the Shanghai Museum Collection, Shanghai 1998, p.140, fig.95-1 and 95-2. Another bowl from the Charles Russell and Paul Bernat Collections, now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is illustrated by H. Moss, By Imperial Command, Hong Kong 1976, pl.74.
Other examples of this pattern include a pair of bowls from the T.Y. Chao Private and Family Trust Collection sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 30 May 2006, lot 1258 ; and a single bowl sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 1 November 2004, lot 888.
For further references see also the footnote of lot 903, The Imperial Sale, sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 26 April 2004.
A similar bowl was sold in our Paris Rooms, 15 June 2005, lot 278.