The Japanese wood box cover has an inscription to the interior stating the vase was formally collected by Abe from the Edo period (1603-1868), signed by Ōba Iwao (1899-1975) and dated 1968.
Vases of this type are particularly rare. Compare a Qianlong mark and period flambé-glazed vase of very similar shape sold at Christie's New York, 15th September 2011, lot 1600. See a related Yongzheng clair-de-lune vase of a different shape but also with a lotus pod-head pierced with seven apertures, from the Meiyintang Collection, illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 2, pl. 845; and also a Jiaqing celadon-glazed example with carved designs, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 17th November 1975, lot 153; and another, or possibly the same one, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29th April 2001, lot 554.