Several Dingyao dishes of this impressive size and delicately molded floral pattern have been published, including one in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Dingyao, Zhongguo taoci quanji, vol. 9, Kyoto, 1981, pl. 83; the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in the Special Exhibition of Ting Ware White Porcelain, Taipei, 1987, no. 82; the Cleveland Museum of Art, illustrated by J. Wirgin, Sung Ceramic Designs, London, 1979, pl. 78b; and one illustrated by Y. Mino and J. Robinson, Beauty and Tranquility: The Eli Lilly Collection of Chinese Art, Indianapolis, 1983, p. 216, no. 82.
Compare three examples sold in these rooms, including one from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, sold 1 December 1994, lot 154; one sold 16 September 1999, lot 295; and one sold to benefit the Asian Art Fund of the Harvard University Art Museums, sold 21 September 2000, lot 283.