Previously from the Percival David Foundation, London, and sold at Sotheby's London, 15 October 1968, lot 95. It is known that Sir Percival sold a number of duplicates from the collection in the 1968 London sale, the present example being one of two similar dishes. The dish was sold again at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 20 May 1981, lot 704.
As mentioned above, an identical dish of this pattern and size remains in the the Percival David Foundation, illustrated in the revised edition of the Catalogue, 1976, no. A 600; one illlustrated in The S.C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, part I, pl. 8; Mayuyama, Seventy Years, vol. I, pl. 753; one in the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, Kodansha Series, 1982, vol. 8, no. 216, from the Swedish Royal collection. Dishes of this pattern have sold at auction, one from the Rockefeller family collection sold in our London Rooms, 6 June 1994, lot 110; another two sold at Sotheby's London, 15 December 1987, lot 144 and 6 June 1995, lot 212; one from the F. Gordon Morrill collection sold at Doyle, New York, 16 September 2003, lot 81; and a last example sold in these Rooms, 1 October 1991, lot 741.