The present dishes belong to a group of Kangxi famille verte dishes depicting various narrative scenes from popular novels or dramas, and with brocade decorations on the rims. Two such examples are illustrated by Regina Krahl and Clarissa von Spee in Chinese Ceramics from the Gulexuan Collection, Germany, 2003, nos. 101 and 102. Another was included in the exhibition Weaving China's Past: The Amy S. Clague Collection of Chinese Textiles, Phoenix Art Museum, 2000, no. 15. A further example is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, from the Salting Bequest (accession no. C.1202-1910).