A Xuande bird feeder of the present dragon design, recovered from the waste heaps of the Ming imperial kilns at Jingdezhen, has been included in the exhibition Jingdezhen chutu Ming Xuande guanyao ciqi/Xuande Imperial Porcelain Excavated at Jingdezhen, Chang Foundation, Taipei, 1998, cat. no. 55-3, together with others with different designs in white relief against a blue ground, cat. nos. 55-4 and 55-6. A line drawing of this model is published in Geng Baochang, Ming Qing ciqi jianding [Appraisal of Ming and Qing porcelain], Hong Kong, 1993, p. 49, fig. 85 (1).
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