A larger meiping of this type with very similar carving, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures in the Palace Museum. Porcelain of the Song Dynasty (I), Hong Kong, 1996, pl. 216; one from the Yokogawa Tamisuke Collection, in the Tokyo National Museum, is published in Illustrated Catalogue of Tokyo National Museum. Chinese Ceramics I, Tokyo, 1988, pl. 629; and a third in the Musée Cernuschi, Paris, is published in Jan Wirgin, Sung Ceramic Designs, Stockholm, 1970, pl. 54l. Compare also a larger meiping, where the design is divided in three separate bands, in the Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, included in the catalogue of the Museum’s Inaugural Exhibition, vol. I: Ceramics, Bath, cat. no. 107; another sold in our London rooms, 14th November 2000, lot 134; and a further example sold at Christie’s New York, 18th-19th September 2014, lot 754.
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