A similar Yongzheng dish of the same size is illustrated by R. Kerr, Chinese Ceramics: Porcelain of the Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1986, pl. 86. Another in the Shanghai Museum of Art is illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, Selected Ceramics from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Hu, Hong Kong, 1989, pl. 48.
The auspicious scene depicted on the interior invokes the traditional Chinese birthday greeting: 'May your happiness be as deep as the Eastern Sea, and may you live to be as old as the Southern Mountains.' Another Yongzheng period dish of this type was sold in these rooms, 15-16 September 2011, lot 1548.