An identical bowl was sold in our New York Rooms, 16 September 1999, lot 342.
There is a small range of bowls and dishes from the Kangxi period that displays designs of butterflies in flight amidst red berries on leafy branches, similar in style to that on the present bowl and its pair. Comparable bowls include one from the Barbara Hutton Collection, sold at Sotheby's London, 6 July 1971, lot 183; and a pair with anhua decoration of dragons, from the S. C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Porcelain, Part II, Hong Kong, no. 86. The butterflies found on a Kangxi-period bowl in the Baur Collection are also very similar in style to those on the present lot, with very finely painted, almost translucent wings, illustrated by J. Ayers, The Baur Collection, vol. 2, Geneva, 1999, pl. 157 [A601].