Michael Archer illustrates two examples of this form in Delftware, The Tin-Glazed Earthenware of the British Isles, London, 1997, p. 364, 1.1, similar in form to the present lot, and 1.2, slightly taller. The author notes that glazed and biscuit fragments of this type have been excavated in London, see the three almost intact examples in the British Museum, London, mus. nos. OA.7642, 1856,0701.1586 and 1587. The earliest known dated flower vase in English Delftware is the example in the Glaisher Collection which is of the same form to the present lot, inscribed and dated 'C/ NV/ 1650', illustrated by Michael Archer, Delftware in the Fitzwilliam Museum, London, 2013, p 302, 1.1 who attributes it to Pickleherring or Montague Close.
See also the example published by Michael Archer and Brian Morgan, Fair as China Dishes, English Delftware, From the Collection of Mrs. Marion Morgan and Brian Morgan, International Exhibitions Foundation 1977-1979, exhibition catalogue, Washington, 1977, p. 31, no. 12. Another was in the Simon Sainsbury Collection, sold, Christie's, London, June 18, 2008, lot 23, which had been acquired from Jonathan Horne, formerly in the collection of Louis L. Lipski, sold, Sotheby's, London, March 10, 1981, lot 13.