An octagonal form Wanli jar of similar dimensions as the present piece, formerly in the collection of Dr Francis W. Lewis, is preserved in the Philadelphia Museum of Art (accession no. 1905-202,a). See comparable jars painted with figures in landscape, for example, one illustrated in Sekai tōji zenshū/Ceramic Art of the World, vol. 14, Tokyo, 1976, pl. 263; and another sold in these rooms, 28th November 1979, lot 81. Compare also a blue-and-white lobed jar decorated with boys at play, sold in these rooms, 5th October 2011, lot 2047, and another painted with scholars pursuing leisurely activities, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 28th November 2005, lot 1422.