Compare the present lot with a similar fifteenth-century celadon-glazed bowl from the Jack Chia Collection, which was sold in Hong Kong, 5 November 1996.
The carved decoration on this bowl relates closely to the designs found on blue and white bowls of the time. There are numerous examples of Yongle and Xuande porcelain bowls with dense lotus scrolls or composite floral scrolls on the exterior and on the interior encircling a central floral medallion. One such example is the Yongle bowl illustrated by John A. Pope, Chinese Porcelain from the Ardebil Shrine, Washington D. C., 1956, pl. 47 (top left).