Two similar dishes are illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, vol. 1, Istanbul, 1986, pls. 234 and 235.
The design on the current dish is closely related to that found on blue and white dishes of this period, such as the example in the National Palace Museum, illustrated in Blue-and-White Ware of the Ming Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1963, pl. 24.