Notable for their vividly contrasting sgraffiato
decoration, vases of this type are held in important museums and private collections worldwide; see one from the collection of Hirota Matsushige, now in the Tokyo National Museum, published in Illustrated Catalogue of Tokyo National Museum. Chinese Ceramics I
, Tokyo, 1988, pl. 560; another in the Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo, illustrated in Chinese Ceramics in the Idemitsu Collection
, Tokyo, 1987, pl. 115; a third in the Matsuoka Museum of Art, Tokyo, included in the Museum’s exhibition Famous Pieces of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain
, Tokyo, 1983, cat. no. 23; and a further example in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, published in John Ayers, Far Eastern Art in the Victoria and Albert Museum
, London, 1980, pl. 113.
A reconstructed vase of this form and decoration was recovered at the Cizhou kiln site in Guantai, Ci County, Henan province and illustrated in The Cizhou Kiln Site at Guantai, Beijing, 1997, col. pl. 9, no. 2.