Previously sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3 May, 1994, lot 203.
Few dishes of this rare pattern and size appear to have been published. Compare with a similarly decorated dish of the same size but with only five bats to the interior in the Indianapolis Museum of Art illustrated by Mino and Robinson, Beauty and Tranquility: The Eli Lilly Collection of Chinese Art, Indianapolis, 1983, pl. 112. Two dishes of the same size and pattern, one with nine bats to the interior as with the present dishes, the other with five, were sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 April 1996, lots 778 and 779. Lot 778 which compares best to the current pair of dishes is illustrated in Christie's 20 Years in Hong Kong, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Highlights, p. 224.
Compare also a related but much smaller Yongzheng-marked dish sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29 October 1991, lot 182.