The soft dots surrounding the birds and flowers of the present bowl are usually associated with early Kangxi period blue and white wares. A Kangxi-mark and period blue and white bowl, with a related scene of birds and peony, is illustrated in Kangxi. Yongzheng. Qianlong. Qing Porcelain from the Palace Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1989, pp. 28-29, no. 11.