Kangxi-marked versions were produced in two sizes: bowls with a diameter between 12¼ and 12½ inches (31.1 - 31.8 cm), and those with a diameter between 14 and 15 inches (35.6 cm - 38.1 cm). The present bowl belongs to the latter group, which is the rarer of the two. Other bowls of this immense scale include a pair from the Sir Percival David Foundation, now in the collection of the British Museum (coll. no. PDF, A.522); an example in the Shanghai Museum published in Kangxi Porcelain Wares from the Shanghai Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1998, cat. no. 238; one sold in our London rooms, 14th March 1972, lot 150; an example from the Earl Morse Collection sold in these rooms, 24th March 1998, lot 661; a third sold at Christie's New York, 29th March 2006, lot 515; and another sold at Christie's New York, 20th-21st March 2014, lot 2178. Another of this type from the Meiyintang Collection sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 8th April 2013, lot 2.
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