Similar Ming-style blue and white moonflasks of this large size are known in museums and private collections. Compare an example illustrated in the Illustrated Catalogue of Ch’ing Dynasty Porcelain in the National Palace Museum, vol. II, Tokyo, 1981, cat. no. 5; another Ming-style blue and white moonflask of this type and size from the Edward T. Chow Collection, was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 19th May 1981, lot 544; more recently, a pair of similar moonflasks was sold in our London rooms, 15th May 2010, lot 222, finally, yet another example was sold in our Paris rooms, 16th December 2015, lot 78.
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