Compare the small jun dish of this form and size lacking the purple splash, formerly in the Edward T. Chow Collection, illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994, vol. 1, p. 220, no. 382, where the author refers to similar dishes in the Ru Kiln Museum, Ruzhou, illustrated in Ruyao de Xin Faxian, 1991, pls. 46 and 128, where the dishes are shown with small bowls, similar to Krahl, op. cit., p. 221, no. 384. The dish has the same neatly finished foot as the present example. See, also, the slightly larger plain dish of this form illustrated in the Guennol Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982, vol. 1, pp. 87-88.
The artistic, controlled manner in which the purple splash has been applied can be seen on other vessels of the period, including a small flower-shaped cup and larger dish with a raised rim, also illustrated by Krahl, op. cit., p. 224, nos. 395 and 396, and on bubble bowls, such as the example from the Jingguantang Collection, sold in these rooms, 16 September 1998, lot 359.