Jars of this type were possibly made in imitation of basketwork rice measures and are known from the Ganzhou kilns, located in Jiangxi province. For a closely related example see one included in the exhibition Song Chinese Ceramics. 10th to 13th Century, Eskenazi, London, 2003, cat. no. 19; another from the Scheinman Collection published in Robert Mowry, Hare's Fur, Tortoiseshell and Partridge Feathers, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1996, pl. 110; a third from the collection of Charles B. Hoyt in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, published in Oriental Ceramics. The World's Great Collections, vol. 10, Tokyo, 1980, pl. 175; a fourth example, from the Kempe Collection sold in these rooms, 14th May 2008, lot 306; and a fifth jar illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 3, pt 2, London, 2006, p. 565, pl. 1559, where the author notes that similar brown-glazed bowls excavated from a Southern Song tomb at Anrenzhen, Dayi county, Sichuan province, are illustrated in Wenwu/Cultural Relics, 1984, no. 7, p. 94, fig. 13.