Previously sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 31 October 1995, lot 377 and sold again at Christie's Hong Kong, 27 October 2003, lot 618.
Compare two similar examples with this striking design reserved on a rich blue-ground, the first illustrated in Chinese Ceramics in the Idemitsu Collection, vol. II, no. 706; and a dish formerly from the Avery Brundage Collection, now in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, illustrated by He Li, Chinese Ceramics, A New Comprehensive Survey, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1996, no. 421, p. 244.
A smaller related reverse-decorated dish with a fruiting peach tree in the form of a shou character from the Percival David Foundation, is illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, Kodansha series, 1975, vol. 6, no. 81.