The 16th century precursor of the design can be traced to Ming porcelain. Cf. the 16th century bowl in the Garner collection, exhibited in Venice, 1954, Catalogue, 684.
A similar example sold in our New York Rooms, 29 November 1990, lot 288.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing, Kwan Collection, 1983, Catalogue, no. 32
National Museum of History, Taipei, Imperial Porcelain of late Ch'ing, From the Kwan Collection, 1985, Catalogue, no. 32