The decoration of the lotus scroll on the exterior is closely related to the design of baoxiang flowers found on two 15th-century blue and white bowls of similar size, one with a six-character Chenghua mark and the other with a four-character Xuande mark, both excavated from the late Chenghua stratum at the imperial kiln site at Jingdezhen, included in the joint exhibition by the Jingdezhen Institute of Ceramic Archaeology and the Tsui Museum of Art, A Legacy of Chenghua, Imperial Porcelain of the Chenghua Reign from Zhushan, Jingdezhen, The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1993, illustrated together, no. C71.
A pair of Yongzheng-marked doucai cups of the same size and similar pattern were included in the exhibition, Elegant Form and Harmonious Decoration, Singapore, 1992, no. 143. See, also, a larger pair of the same pattern, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 28 October 2002, lot 681.