In the Yongzheng and Qianlong reigns, this design was revived and produced in various dimensions; early Ming prototypes from the Palace collection were sent to the imperial kilns in Jingdezhen as standards for quality and models for designs, so the craftsmen were able to not only emulate closely but also go above and beyond with the aid of the contemporary technological advancements.
Two smaller Yongzheng examples in the Palace Museum, Beijing, are illustrated in Geng Baochang, ed., Gugong bowuyuan cang Ming chu qinghua ci [Early Ming blue-and-white porcelain in the Palace Museum], vol. 2, Beijing, 2002, pls 195 and 199. Comparable examples sold at auction include three sold in these rooms, the first, 10th April 2006, lot 1688; another, 20th May 1986, lot 42; and the third, 20th May 1987, lot 441, from the collection of R.I.C. Herridge Esq.
For related dishes of varying sizes with a yellow-enamelled ground also from the Yongzheng period, see two from the collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee; the first (39.6 cm), decorated against a yellow ground save for the white-ground reign mark on the base, to be offered in Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee II, lot 105; and the second (21.5 cm), with a yellow-ground reign mark, sold in these rooms, 19th May 1981, lot 584, from the collection of Edward T. Chow, and again, 3rd October 2018, lot 108.
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