Bowls of this type were made from the end of the Ming dynasty to the early Qing. For similar examples see the one in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Monochrome Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1999, no. 79, p. 86; another, in the National Palace Museum, Taibei, is illustrated in Gugong Cang Ci, Ming Danse You Ci, 1968, vol. II, pl.9; one in the Percival David Foundation, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue Ming and Ch'ing Monochrome, London, 1973, pl.1, no. 501.