In the Yongzheng and Qianlong reigns this design was revived and produced in various dimensions, the present dish being of the largest size, of which only three others appear to have been sold at auction, one in our London rooms, 2nd March 1971, lot 190; another at Christie's London, 10th July 1978, lot 47; and a third sold at Christie's New York, 2nd December 1986, lot 206 and more recently in these rooms, 7th April 2011, lot 74, from the Meiyintang collection.
Compare also three smaller related examples, one illustrated in John Ayers, Chinese Ceramics. The Koger Collection, London, 1985, pl. 122; two from the collection of Edward T. Chow, sold in these rooms, 19th May 1981, lots 583 and 584, the latter also from the collection or Sir Quo-Wei Lee, more recently sold in these rooms, 3rd October 2018, lot 108.
For the blue and white Yongle prototypes see two dishes from the Meiyintang collection, illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994-2010, vol. 2, nos 665 and 666.
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