Only one other example of this type of bowl with a ruby-enamel Kangxi yuzhi mark and the depiction of fruit and nut on the interior, is known, previously sold in these Rooms, 29 September 1992, lot 575, and illustrated in The Tsui Museum of Art, Chinese Ceramics IV, Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1995, pl. 123.
The famille verte decoration on the exterior is seen on several bowls with underglaze-blue Kangxi yuzhi marks, including one illustrated in Kangxi Porcelain Wares from the Shanghai Museum Collection, Shanghai, 1998, p. 140, figs. 95-1 and 95-2; one in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, illustrated by H. Moss, By Imperial Command, Hong Kong, 1976, pl. 74; and another sold in these Rooms, 1 November 2004, lot 888.
Although the scattered fruit and nuts are rarely found on bowls of this type, they are, nevertheless, seen on other Kangxi-marked bowls and cups, mostly those with ruby-enamelled exteriors. Compare with the pair of ruby-back winecups from the T. Y. Chao Collection, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 18 November 1986, lot 131; another pair from the Paul and Helen Bernat Collection, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 15 November 1988, lot 49; and one more pair from the Ton-Ying Collection of 1930, sold at the American Art Association, Anderson Galleries Inc., New York, 24 January 1930, lot 310. The execution of the fruit and nut on the Tsui Museum bowl and the present example is finer and more naturalistic than on the ruby-back examples.