Basins of this type were used as wash basins, and one supported in a wood wash stand is seen in a photograph illustrated by Wan Yi et al., in Daily Life in the Forbidden City, New York, 1988, p. 149, pl. 203.
A very similar basin, of comparable size (55.5 cm.), is illustrated by H. Brinker and A. Lutz in Chinese Cloisonné: The Pierre Uldry Collection, The Asia Society Galleries, New York, 1989, no. 162, where it is dated second half 17th century. Another in the collection of the Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Wien, is illustrated by Gunhild Avitabile in: Die Ware aus dem Teufelsland: Chinesische und japanische Cloisonné- und Champlevé-Arbeiten von 1400 bis 1900, Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Franfurt am Main, 1981, pp. 92-3, no. 43, where it is dated to the second half of the Wanli period (1590-1619). See, also, the similar basin from the C. Ruxton and Audrey B. Love Collection sold at Christie's New York, 20 October 2004, lot 606.