Compare a smaller fish bowl of this date and shape decorated with dragons amidst clouds included in the exhibition of Selected Ceramics from the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. J.M. Hu, Shanghai Musuem, 1989, Catalogue no. 21.
For a discussion of the difficulties in firing these large fish bowls see Hobson, The Wares of the Ming Dynasty, p. 110. Hobson also illustrates a fish bowl of similar size, shape and date decorated with dragons racing through lotus scroll, pl. 26, fig. 2