Inspired by renown Song dynasty forms and glazes, identical Yongzheng mark and period vases of this rare form include one sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 27th May 2009, lot 1892, which was previously sold six years earlier in our Hong Kong rooms, 12th June 2003, lot 180; another in our London rooms, 8th June 1993, lot 109; and one in these rooms, 1st June 1988, lot 158. A similar vase but celadon-glazed sold at Christie's Paris, 10th December 2014, lot 283. See also two related vases in the Baur Collection, Geneva, illustrated in John Ayers, The Baur Collection, vol. III, Geneva, 1972, pl. A361 for a Yongzheng vase of similar size but lacking handles and pl. A341 for a Qianlong vase with handles.