A similar bowl from the Simon Kwan Collection was included in the exhibition Imperial Porcelain of late Qing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983, pl. 131. It is mentioned that bowls of two sizes 'decorated in underglaze-blue on the inside and multi-coloured lotus flowers on the outside' were listed as items no. 40 and 44 in the production catalogue of the imperial kilns in the twenty-sixth year of Guangxu, op. cit., pp. 23-25.