This bowl is of a type that was popular across many markets at the end of the Ming dynasty. Similar Ming dynasty examples were found in the Hatcher Wreck, c. 1643, and pre-date the mid-17th century wares presumed to be contemporary with the shipwreck. For a similar example in the Groninger Museum, Groningen, see Maura Rinaldi, Kraak Porcelain, A Moment in the History of Trade, London, 1989, p. 146, pl. 168. See, also, the examples in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, illustrated by Regina Krahl and John Ayers, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, London, 1986, vol. II, p. 725, no. 1280.