A comparable stand in the Huaihaitang collection, also decorated with bajixiang and birds perching on branches, was included in the exhibition Enlightening Elegance. Imperial Porcelain of the Mid to Late Ming, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2013, cat. no. 112. It is suggested that this rare type of stand was related to religious rituals and was probably used to hold altar vases (pp. 354 and 356).