Previously sold at Sotheby's New York, 23 March 1999, lot 398.
It is most probable that the present bowl was made early in the Yongzheng reign, as bowls of this pattern are very closely related to the Kangxi bowls of this exact design; see lot 881 for the Kangxi prototype. In the late Kangxi period, after the introduction of pink enamels, some of these bowls were decorated in the famille rose palette, instead of the more usual famille verte enamels. For the same reason, in the Yongzheng reign, famille verte only survived for a short period, thus further supporting an early date of manufacture for the present lot.
Compare the present lot with other Yongzheng yuzhi bowls of this design: one from the Reitlinger Collection, illustrated by S. Jenyns, Later Chinese Porcelain, London, 1971, pl. XLV, fig. 1; one from the H. M. Knight and Blishen Collections, illustrated by H. Moss, By Imperial Command, Hong Kong, 1976, pl. 75, where a matching bowl in the Cleveland Museum of Art with the same pattern in mixed verte and rose enamels, is shown, pl. 81; another from the Bernat Collection, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 16 November 1988, lot 33; a bowl of smaller size from the Shanghai Museum, illustrated in Chugoku Toji Zenshu, vol. 21, Kyoto, 1981, pl. 76; and a further two of the smaller size from the National Palace Museum, Taiwan, illustrated in Fine Enamelled Porcelain of the Ch'ing Dynasty, Yung-cheng period, book II, 1962, pls. 34 and 35.