A number of chrysanthemum-shaped dishes produced in the Yongzheng reign enamelled in a variety of colours ranging from yellow, brown to deep blue; a very rare set of twelve dishes in several shades of colours from the Palace Museum, Beijing, see Kangxi Yongzheng Qianlong, p.136, no.145. It is unusual to find a pink enamelled dish in this shape.
A group of variously coloured chrysanthemum dishes from the Yongzheng to Qianlong periods are illustrated by John Ayers, The Baur Collection, Geneva, 1972, vol.3, nos.A496-A500. Another Yongzheng-marked green enamel chrysanthemum dish from the before-mentioned Baur Collection, illustrated in Sekai Toji Zenshu, vol.15, no.288, where it is compared with a coral-red Qianlong marked example from the same collection, no.289. A lavender-purple example was sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 3 November 1998, lot 926.