The companion to the present dish also from the Edward T. Chow Collection, was sold at Sotheby's London, 16 December 1980, lot 250; and sold again in these Rooms, 29 April 2002, lot 603.
A similar dish was excavated from a group of Jin dynasty tombs near the ancient site of Chongxing in Suibin County on the bank of the Heilong River; and is illustrated in Wenwu, 1977, no. 4, pl. 43.
Dingyao dishes with freely incised lotus sprays and combined details are found in major collections. A dish of similar size and shape, decorated with an incised scrolling lotus design is in the Percival David Foundation (PDF 184). On the base of the PDF dish is inscribed, Shaoxing Yonghe Shu Jia Zao, 'Made by the Shu family of Yonghe in the Shaoxing period (1131-1162)'. Other similar examples include the dish of the same size illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 1, no. 361; a slightly larger dish (20.6 cm. diam.) from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, illustrated by He Li, Chinese Ceramics: A New Comprehensive Survey, 1996, no. 230; a dish with a denser lotus design in the National Palace Museum, Taiwan, illustrated in Dingyao Baici Tezhan Mulu, Special Exhibition of Ting Ware White Porcelain, October 1987, no. 106; and a larger dish (25.8 cm. diam.) with a flanged lip in the National Museum, Tokyo, illustrated by M. Tregear, Song Ceramics, London, 1982, no. 46.