Previously sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 24/25 November 1987, lot 182.
This enamelling technique, particularly in the use of gilt to outline the various decorative elements, is probably an inspiration taken from cloisonné enamel with a turquoise-ground. Compare with two similarly decorated examples: the first is a Tibetan style ewer, enamelled with the Eight Buddhist Emblems and bearing a gold six-character Qianlong reign mark, a gift from Dr K.S. Lo to the Hong Kong Museum of Art, is illustrated in, The Wonders of the Potter's Palette, Qing Ceramics from the Collection of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1984, no. 70. The other is a baluster vase enamelled with the Bajixiang, Eight Buddhist Emblems, and a gilt six-character Qianlong sealmark, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 27 October 2003, lot 666. Also compare a related vase from the W.W. Winkworth and Robert Chang collections, with a iron-red six-character sealmark, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 2 November 1999, lot 505, and sold again at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 October 2003, lot 121.