Upright shapes of any kind are very rare among the large-scale production of the main Yaozhou kilns. A closely related excavated vase, but lacking the crackle, , is published in Yaozhou yao/Yaozhou Kiln, Xi'an, 1992, (unnumbered plate); and another was included in the exhibition Yoshuyo/The Masterpieces of Yaozhou Ware, Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, 1997, cat. no. 103.
Vases of this attractive form, but carved with floral designs and coated in an olive glaze, include two smaller examples excavated from the Yaozhou kiln sites at Huangpu near Tongchuan in Shaanxi province, illustrated in Songdai Yaozhou yaozhi/The Yaozhou Kiln Site of the Song Period, Beijing, 1998, p. 292, fig. 148: 1 and 2, col. pl. 8, fig. 2 and pl. 77, fig. 4, the larger one probably illustrated again in Yaozhou yao/Yaozhou Kiln, op. cit., (unnumbered plate); another excavated at Huachi county, Gansu, and now in the Gansu Qingyang Region Museum, published as an 'excellent example of Yaozhou ware' in Zhongguo taoci quanji [Complete series on Chinese ceramics], Shanghai, 1999-2000, vol. 7, pl. 126; and a third example, included in several exhibitions including Yoshuyo/The Masterpieces of Yaozhou Ware, op. cit., cat. no. 75, and sold in these rooms, 11th May 2011, lot 2.
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