Previously sold in Hong Kong, 14 November 1989, lot 17.
Similar examples are illustrated in various works including Ming and Ch'ing Porcelain from the Collection of the T.Y. Chao Family Foundation, Catalogue, no. 5; Mingdai Taoci Daquan, p. 156; J.A. Pope, Chinese Porcelain from the Ardebil Shrine, pl. 34, no. 29.88; J. Ayers, Baur Collection, Catalogue, vol. II, no. A140; Philadelphia Exhibition of Ming Blue and White, 1994, Catalogue, no. 38; Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong, Exhibition of Chinese Blue and White Porcelain and Related Underglaze-Red, Catalogue, p. 63, no. 9; the National Palace Museum, Taibei, Illustrated Catalogue of Ming Dynasty Porcelain, pl. 37; Misugi, Chinese Porcelain Collections in the Near East, vol. III, no. A36, the example from Ardebil; the Exhibition of Far Eastern Blue and White Porcelain, Tokyo, 1977, Catalogue, no. 19; the Exhibition, Arts of the Silk Road, Fuji Art Museum, 1990, Catalogue, no. 243; and Toji Taikei, no. 42, pl. 36.
Compare with the dish sold in these Rooms, 31 October 1994, lot 548 and the one sold in our London Rooms, 10 June 1996, lot 73.