Compare a vessel modelled in the form of a mythological animal standing on four feet and carrying a vase on its back, in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated in Masterworks of Chinese Jade in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1973, pl. 29. See also a yellow jade vessel in the form of a mythical beast supporting a guang vessel, sold in these rooms, 3rd April 2018, lot 3636.
A white jade vase and cover in the form of a mythical beast supporting a vase, originally in the collection of Walter L. Behrens (1861-1913), was sold in these rooms, 5th October 2016, lot 3705. See also a larger vase of this type, with Qianlong mark and of the period, included in the International Exhibition of Chinese Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1935, cat. no. 2831.
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