Previously sold in Hong Kong, 14 November 1989, lot 19.
Dice bowls with borders of scrolling clouds around the rim and foot are quite rare and only bowls of this specific pattern are recorded with such borders.
Compare to other published examples of this pattern in public and private collections; two in the National Palace Museum, Taibei, one in the Illustrated Catalogue of Ming Dynasty Porcelain, pl. 60, the other in the Catalogue, Blue and White Ware of the Ming Dynasty, Book II, pt. II, pl. 46; one illustrated in Chinese Porcelain, The S.C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, pl. 25; one in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford is illustrated in Sekai Toji Zenshu, Shogakukan Series, vol. 15, pl. 150; and one from the J.M. Hu Collection was sold in New York, 4 June 1985, lot 6.