Previously sold in Hong Kong, 15 November 1988, lot 119.
Yongle meiping with this pattern have been published. There are two in the Shanghai Museum, one illustrated by Wang Qingzheng (ed.), Underglaze Blue and Red, 1987, pl. 51, and the other included in the Exhibition of Blue and White Porcelain from the Shanghai Museum, Tokyo, 1988, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 10; another two in the National Palace Museum, Taibei, are illustrated in Blue and White Ware of the Ming Dynasty, Book I, pls. 14 and 15; one in the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, is illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, Kondasha Series, 1981, vol. 9, no. 92; and another with a cover, formerly in the T. Y. Chao collection, illustrated in Chinese Porcelain, The S. C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, Hong Kong, 1987, vol. 1, fig. 11.
Slightly larger versions with fruiting sprays on the shoulder instead of the classic scroll border include three illustrated in Mayuyama, Seventy Years, Japan, 1976, vol. 1, Tokyo, 1976, p. 246, nos. 739-741; one in the Percival David Foundation, illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, Kondasha Series, vol. 6, 1981, no. 104; one included in the Kau Chi Society of Chinese Art Exhibition of Ancient Chinese Ceramics, Chinese University of Hong Kong Art Gallery, 1981, and illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 62; one in the National Palace Museum, Taibei, illustrated op. cit., pl. 16; and another illustrated by John Alexander Pope, Chinese Porcelain from the Ardebil Shrine, Washington, 1956, pl. 51.