Previously sold in Hong Kong, 20 May 1981, lot 814 and again, 17 May 1988, lot 65 from an Important Private Collection of Ming and Qing Ceramics.
Similar examples are in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, illustrated by Honey, Later Chinese Porcelain, pl. 7a; in the Beijing Palace Museum, illustrated in Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong, p. 147, col. pl. 130; in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, illustrated by Valenstein, A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics, fig. 245; in the National Palace Museum, Taibei, included in The Illustrated Catalogue of Ch'ing Dynasty Porcelain, no. 58; in the Percival David Foundation, Catalogue, section 6, no. 583 also included in the Exhibition Elegant Form and Harmonious Decoration, Catalogue, no. 118; in the Nanjing Museum, included in the Exhibition of Imperial Porcelain from the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong Reigns, Catalogue, no. 9. Two from the collection of K.S. Lo included in the Min Chiu Society Exhibition, An Anthology of Chinese Ceramics, Hong Kong, 1980, Catalogue, nos. 122 and 123. Another from the Collection of Stephen Junkunc III, sold in our New York Rooms, 21 September 1995, lot 238.
Cf. a pair of similar waterpots decorated in doucai enamels in the present sale, lot 580.