Only one other piece with a similar 'pebble' design is known. The shallow bowl dated to the early 18th century is illustrated by H. Brinker and A. Lutz, Chinese Cloisonné: The Pierre Uldry Collection, London, 1989, pl. 240, where the authors stated that, to their knowledge, the pattern on the interior was unique (p. 138).
This alms bowl and the Uldry example demonstrate how enamellers were able to create new and fascinating effects which were different from conventional designs. The pebble design was created by filling the small cells of irregular shapes and different sizes with mixtures of multi-coloured glass pastes which would then melt into each other during firing.