The charming shape of this handsome bowl appears in other Northern Song ceramic wares, most notably the famous Ru bowl in the National Palace Museum, Taipei. See Wen Fong and J. C. Y. Watt, Possessing the Past, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1996, p. 231, pl. 104.
A virtually identical bowl was discovered at the Yaozhou kiln site of Huangpu, southwest of Tongchuan city in Shaanxi province, from the mid-Northern Song stratum, dating from 1023-1085. See, Songdai Yaozhou Yaozhi, Beijing, 1998, p. 542, along with two other similarly lobed bowls recovered from the same site from the Northern Song strata, p. 563. Other ten-lobed Yaozhou bowls recovered from an earlier excavation of an undated cache are illustrated in Yaoci Tulu, Beijing, 1956, part I, pls. 1 and 5.
A lacquer bowl of very similar shape and its companion ten-lobed saucer, both inscribed with a cyclical date corresponding to 1073, were excavated from a Song tomb near Wuxi, in Jiangsu province, and are illustrated in "Jiangxi Wucheng Xingzhu Song mu", Wenwu, 1990:3, p. 19, fig. 2: 1 and p. 20, fig. 3: 1-2, respectively.