A closely related jar, from the collection of Baroness V. von Lossberg, was sold in these rooms, 25th March 1975, lot 276; one was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 5th November 1997, lot 1500; another was sold at Christie's London, 13th January, 1987, lot 486; and a pair with covers was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 11th April 2008, lot 2903. See also a slightly smaller covered jar, attributed to the Kangxi reign, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, op. cit., pl. 211, together with one attributed to the Yongzheng period, pl. 232; and another in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in the Museum's exhibition Ming Chenghua ciqi tezhan [Special exhibition of Chenghua porcelain], Taipei, 1976, cat. no. 164.
The form and design of this pair of jars are closely related to their Chenghua period prototypes, such as a jar in the Palace Museum, Beijing, published in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours, Hong Kong, 1999, pl. 167.