Crisply carved on the exterior with rows of lotus petals, bowls of this type were made at the Yaozhou kilns at Huangpu, Tongchuan, Shaanxi province from the Five Dynasties period (907-960) through the middle of the Song dynasty (960-1279). A closely related bowl in the Meiyintang collection, is illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 3 (II), London, 2006, pl. 147, together with a slightly larger one, pl. 1477; and another in the British Museum, London, is illustrated in Oriental Ceramics. The World’s Great Collections, Tokyo, 1981, vol. 5, pl. 80. See also two bowls of this type recovered from the Yaozhou kiln site, illustrated in Songdai Yaozhou yaozhi [The Yaozhou kiln site of the Song period], Beijing, 1998, col. pl. IV, fig. 1 and pl. 19, fig. 5; and another excavated in Pin county, Shaanxi province, illustrated in Yaoci tulu [Catalogue of Yao ware], Beijing, 1956, pl. 12.