The quality and precision of the current dish encapsulates the refinement of Kangxi cloisonné enamel. The design of the phoenixes on this unusually large dish is a particularly characteristic design. For a Kangxi cloisonné enamel dish of rectangular form decorated with similar design of phoenix, from the Qing court collection and still in Beijing, see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Metal-bodied Enamel Ware, Hong Kong, 2002, pl. 182. For an earlier prototype, see also a 16th century cloisonné enamel dish decorated with a pair of highly stylised phoenix included in the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition, London, 1957, cat. no. 311, and sold in our London rooms, 10th November 2010, lot 245.