Compare the present lot with similar Wanli examples, one in the Shanghai Museum, illustrated by Wang Qingzheng (ed.), Underglaze Blue and Red, Hong Kong, 1987, pl. 101; one in the Capital Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Shoudu bowuguan cang ci xuan, Wenwu chubanshe, Beijing, 1991, p. 136, no. 130; three examples in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, one of which is illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, Kondasha Series, Tokyo, 1977, vol. 12, fig. 91; one from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, illustrated by He Li, Chinese Ceramics, A New Comprehensive Survey, London, 1996, pl. 431; two illustrated by J. Harrison-Hall, Ming Ceramics in the British Museum, London, 2001, pl. 11:101 and 11:102, where the author suggests that the combination of Tibetan characters on the centre of the dish and around the petals, may form a mantra; one illustrated by J. Ayers, The Baur Collection, Geneva, 1999, pl. 78; and another in the Institut Neerlandais, Paris, illustrated by D. Lion-Goldschmidt, La Porcelaine Ming, Fribourg, 1978, pl. 215 and 215a, where the author mentions that these bowls were probably intended to hold offerings in Lamaist Buddhist temples.