A closely related vase in the Shanghai Museum is illustrated in Underglaze Blue and Red, Hong Kong, 1987, pl. 167; another in the Musee Guimet is published in Oriental Ceramics. The World's Great Collections, vol. 7, Tokyo, 1981, pl. 82; and a third example, included in the Exhibition of Chinese Art, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, 1954, cat. no. 676, was sold in our London rooms, 1st November, 1966, lot 103, and again at Doyle New York, 16th September 2003, lot 99, from the F. Gordon Morrill Collection.
Margaret Medley illustrates a Wanli vase of this type in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in 'Organisation and Production at Jingdezhen in the Sixteenth Century', Percival David Foundation Colloquies on Art & Archaeology in Asia, no. 16, pl. 11, and notes that wall vases of this form of various designs are recorded in 1592.
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