Previously sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 October 1993, lot 215.
Cf. several published examples of this type of stembowl, one from the T. Y. Chao Family Foundation, included in the Hong Kong Museum of Art exhibition Ming and Ch'ing Porcelain, 1978, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 75; one in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, illustrated by M. Tregear, Chinese Ceramics in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1979, p. 33; one from the Riesco Collection, included in the O. C. S. Exhibition of the Arts of the Ch'ing Dynasty, London, 1964, and illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 112; and another illustrated by J. Ayers, Chinese Ceramics, The Koger Collection, London, 1985, pl. 97. An example from the J. M. Hu Family Collection was sold at Sotheby's New York, 4 June 1985, lot 19.
For the Ming prototype of this stembowl, compare the Xuande-marked example included in the Exhibition of Imperial Porcelain of the Yongle and Xuande Periods Excavated from the Site of the Ming Imperial Factory at Jingdezhen, Hong Kong, 1989, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 77.