A number of dishes of similar fish design are preserved although they vary considerably in their execution; a similar example in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, is illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, vol. II, London, 1986, pl. 568; one in the Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo, is published in Chugoku no toji. Gen Min no seika, vol. 8, Tokyo, 1995, pl. 15; another with the character chun (spring) incised on the fish before glazing, formerly in the Ardabil Shrine and now in the National Museum of Iran, Tehran, is included in John Alexander Pope, Chinese Porcelains from the Ardebil Shrine, Washington D.C., 1956, pl. 9; and a fourth example from the Meiyintang collection, illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 2, London, 1994, pl. 635, was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 4th April 2012, lot 17.
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