An almost identical, but somewhat smaller bowl in the Guangdong Provincial Museum, Guangzhou, is published in Zhu Boqian, Longquan yao qingci/Celadons from Longquan Kilns, Taipei, 1998, no. 195, and again in Zhongguo taoci quanji [Complete series on Chinese ceramics], Shanghai, 1999-2000, vol. 10, pl. 78. For an octagonal stem bowl decorated in similar style with begonia-shaped biscuit panels depicting herons among lotus, see the exhibition catalogue Mostra d’Arte Cinese/Exhibition of Chinese Art, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, 1954, no. 445. An octagonal meiping with biscuit panels depicting the Eight Immortals, from the Eumorfopoulos collection in the British Museum, London, is published in R.L. Hobson. Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, London, 1915 (repr. New York, 1976), pl. 21, fig. 2. A similar stand was sold in our Los Angeles rooms, 5th June 1980, lot 1352.
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