The type of large, multi-petaled peonies molded on this bowl are described as being of beehive shape. A similar Yaozhou celadon bowl of slightly larger size (21.3 cm.) with the same decoration, dated Jin dynasty, 12th century, in the Art Institute of Chicago, is illustrated by Yutaka Mino and Katherine R. Tsiang in Ice and Green Clouds: Traditions of Chinese Celadon, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1987, p. 159, no. 61, where a fragment of a Yaozhou bowl with a similar flower on a curved stem unearthed at the Huangbaozhen kiln site is illustrated, p. 158, fig. 61a.