From the J.T. Tai Foundation.
Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 21st May 1985, lot 21.
A similar vase in Beijing is illustrated in Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong: Qing Porcelain from the Palace Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1989, p. 138, pl. 121; one in the Percival David Foundation, London, is published in Oriental Ceramics. The World's Great Collections, vol. 6, Tokyo, 1982, col. pl. 52; a third in John Ayers, The Baur Collection, Geneva, vol. III, Geneva, 1972, pl. A302; and another was included in the exhibition Treasures from the Shanghai Museum, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, 1983, cat.no. 142.
See a related vase sold in these rooms, 23rd October 2005, lot 314; and another from the Jinguantang collection sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 3rd November 1996, lot 557.
Vessels of this form belong to a group of only eight vessel shapes known with this glaze, all made for the scholar's desk, a complete set of which is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, illustrated in Oriental Ceramics. The World's Great Collections, vol. 2, Tokyo, col. pl. 28.
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