A stembowl with seemingly identical dragons and Yongle reign mark from the Brankston Collection is illustrated by J. Ayers, Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, col. pl. 43. Brankston illustrates a line drawing of a similar full-faced dragon and archaistic reign mark in Early Ming Wares of Chingtechen, fig. 1, where he notes that a bowl in the British Museum from the Franks Collection is similarly decorated, as is another bowl from the Eumorfopoulos Collection. Cf. the Oppenheim cup in the British Museum (7-12 276) which is part of the same group.
A similar example sold in these Rooms, 31 October 1994, lot 560; and another on 2 May 1994, lot 642. Compare also to a stembowl with anhua dragons and a four-character Yongle mark, illustrated by du Boulay, Christie's Pictorial History of Chinese Ceramics, p. 155 top, and sold in our London Rooms, 11 December 1978, lot 119; and one from the Frederick M. Mayer Collection also sold in our London Rooms, 24 June 1974, lot 82.