According to S.J. Vainker, Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, New York, 1991, p. 206, this type of pink enamel glaze was introduced in the last two years of the Kangxi period, and applied "by blowing it through a bamboo tube covered with a fine silk gauze at one end".
A pair of similar bowls is illustrated in The Tsui Museum of Art; Chinese Ceramics IV; Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1995, no. 25. Another pair is illustrated in Gems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series; Pottery and Porcelain II, Beijing, 1999, p. 255, no. 291. A single bowl in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is illustrated by He Li, Chinese Ceramics, New York 1996, p. 283, no. 557. A pair was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 20 March 1990, lot 621, and another pair was sold in these rooms, 3 December 1992, lot 313. See, also, the pair sold at Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 26-27 March 1996, lot 189.