This type of ware with dragons painted in green enamel or left in biscuit are perhaps the most well-known imperial Jingdezhen wares made during the Zhengde period.
A number of bowls of this design, date and similar large size have been published. Cf. the bowl from the H. R. H. Palmer Collection, illustrated by S. Jenyns, Ming Pottery and Porcelain, London, 1953, p. 103, pl. 79B; the example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, illustrated by S. Valenstein, A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics, New York, 1989, no. 156; one from the Art Institute of Chicago, included in the exhibition, Ming Porcelains, A Retrospective, China House Gallery, China Institute in America, 1970-71, no. 67; and another from the Falk Collection, sold in our New York Rooms, 16 October 2001, lot 137.