The decoration is taken from the Yuzhi Gengzhi Tu (By Imperial Command: Pictures of Plowing and Weaving). For a discussion of pieces based on these designs see D. T. James, 'Narrative Themes on Kangxi Porcelains in the Taft Museum', Orientations, August 1993, pp. 31-6.
A charger from this series in the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, was included in the exhibition, Jadequell und Wolkenmeer, 5000 Jahre chinesischer Kunst aus dem Museum von Shanghai, Hamburg, 1988, p. 44. See, also, two smaller dishes illustrating scenes from this series included in the exhibition, The Crawford Bequest, Chinese Objects in the Collection of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, February 4-March 14, 1993, no. 51.