The concept of the 'medallion' design was also realized on the so-called 'butterfly' bowls of the Yongzheng period, of which Republic copies also exist; see Ye Peilan, Appraising Ancient Chinese Ceramics, Taipei, 1994, pp. 175-6.
Compare also a smaller famille-rose 'peach and bat' bowl, painted with five roundels on a white ground, formerly in the collection of Alfred E. Hippisley (1848-1939) and illustrated in his book, A Sketch of the History of Ceramic Art in China. With a Catalogue of the Hippisley Collection of Chinese Porcelains, Washington D.C., 1902, cat. no. 96, later in the Meiyintang Collection, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 9th October 2012, lot 32.
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