Previously sold in Hong Kong, 2 May 1995, lot 132.
An identical Kangxi dish, also with the apocryphal Chenghua mark, is illustrated in Kangxi Porcelain Wares from the Shanghai Museum Collection, 1998, pl. 99.
This dish is closely related to the larger Kangxi-marked famille verte dishes decorated with dragons and phoenix in mutual pursuit against a ground of peony sprays. One such example is illustrated by J. Ayers, Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1980, fig. 192; and another from the Chang Foundation, Taiwan, is illustrated in Selected Chinese Ceramics from Han to Qing, Taipei, 1990, pl. 122. The Ming prototype is the dish in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, illustrated by S. Valenstein, A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics, New York, 1989, pl. 185.