Jingwei Tang, Hall of Reverent Awe, was the studio name of Li Hu, alias Duanren, style name Zhucun, a native of Cixi; see Yang Tingfu, Qingren Shiming Biecheng Zihao Suoyin, p. 1019. However, it has been suggested that porcelains bearing the Jingwei Tang zhi mark once belonged to the Manchu high official Agedunbu; see Wang Qingzheng (ed.), Jianming Taoci Cidian, Shanghai, 1989, p. 225. Among the porcelain wares bearing this mark, it appears that a large majority were celadon-glazed with brown rims, as is the case with the present lot, and two other bowls in the Percival David Foundation, London, one which was included in the joint exhibition with the Victoria and Albert Museum, Rare Marks on Chinese Ceramics, London, 1998, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 47.
A very similar bowl, slightly smaller in size, was sold in these Rooms, 28 November 2006, lot 1595.