Three vases of this form are illustrated by John C. Austin, British Delft at Williamsburg, Williamsburg, 1994, pp. 250-251, nos. 599-601, two of which have similar Chinoiserie decoration to the present lot. The author notes that fragments of a vessel of this form have been excavated at Jamestown Island, Virginia. Three further examples bearing dates 1650, 1661 and 1683 are illustrated by Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer in Dated English Delftware, Tin-glazed Earthenware 1600-1800, London, 1984, pp. 355-356, nos. 1564, 1565 and 1567, the latter example decorated in a similar manner with a seated Chinoiserie figure in a garden.