This design first appeared during the Yongzheng period (1723-1735). A similar bowl with the Yongzheng mark and of the period is recorded in the Illustrated Catalogue of Ch'ing Dynasty Porcelain in the National Palace Museum, vol. 1, Tokyo, 1980, pl. 94. An almost identical pair of bowls with Jiaqing marks were sold at Christie's London, 9 December 1991, lot 190.