The refined elegance of this vessel exemplifies the restraint and understanding of minimalistic aesthetic by the potters of Jingdezhen. Inspired by the prized classic Song dynasty Longquan 'kinuta' glazes, the potter reduced all unnecessary decoration to focus the attention on the glaze. See a pair of ovoid celadon vases in the Meiyingtang Collection, illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyingtang Collection, vol. 2, London, 1994, p. 205, no. 858.