Yongzheng yuzhi bowls of this form and design were enamelled with yellow and blue flowers on a coral-red ground.
Compare the present bowls with other identical examples, a pair in the Chang Foundation, illustrated in Selected Chinese Ceramics from Han to Qing Dynasties, Taiwan, 1993, pl. 142; a single bowl included in the Min Chiu Society Silver Jubilee Exhibition, Anthology of Chinese Art, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1985, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 178; one from the National Palace Museum, Taiwan, illustrated in Painted Enamel of the Ch'ing Dynasty, 1979, pl. 35; and another sold in our New York Rooms, 16 September 1999, lot 345.
Bowls of similar form with blue flowers include two illustrated by H. Moss, By Imperial Command, Hong Kong, 1976, pl. 77, from the Maze Foundation, together with a bowl with the addition of famille rose enamel, from the Musee Guimet, pl. 79; one from the Shanghai Museum, illustrated in Chogoku Toji Zenshu, vol. 21, pl. 105; a pair illustrated by A. du Boulay, Christie's Pictorial History of Chinese Ceramics, London, 1984, p. 240, no. 4; and another sold in these Rooms, 2 May 1994, lot 738.