Several dingyao dishes of this impressive size and delicately molded floral pattern have been published. The design is usually arranged within narrow border of key pattern at the well and two bowstring bands at the rim. One in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in Dingyao, Zhongguo taoci quanji, vol. 9, 1981, pl. 83; and one in the National Palace Museum, Taipei was included in the Special Exhibition of Ting Ware White Porcelain, 1987, no. 82. Examples in western collections include one in The Cleveland Museum of Art, illustrated by J. Wirgin, Sung Ceramic Design, London, 1979, pl. 78b; and one illustrated by Y. Mino and J. Robinson, Beauty and Tranquility: The Eli Lilly Collection of Chinese Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1983, p. 216, no. 82.
Compare the two examples sold in these rooms, one from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, 1 December 1994, lot 154 and another sold 16 September 1999, lot 295.