Sold in Hong Kong, 28 November 1978, lot 59.
The presence of the naturalistically-painted lotus leaf from which the blooms issue and the trefoils around the rim lend this design its especially distinctive character.
A similar dish from the National Palace Museum, Taiwan, was included in the Special Exhibition of Early Ming Porcelains, 1982, Catalogue, no. 40. Two more are illustrated by Pope, Chinese Porcelains from the Ardebil Shrine, pl. 34, no. 29.98 and Misugi, Chinese Porcelain Collections in the Near East, vol. III, p. 122, no. A.38. Another is illustrated in Mayuyama, Seventy Years, vol. I, no. 754.