Previously sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29 April, 1992, lot 126.
A number of these tall, high-shouldered vases are published, one formerly from the Edward T. Chow Collection, was sold Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19 May 1981, lot 546; a vase from the Eugene O. Perkins Collection, sold at Sotheby's New York Rooms, 2 June 1989, lot 90; and a pair from the T. Y. Chao Collection, exhibited at the Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1978, Catalogue, no. 79, one of this pair of vases is now in the S. C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, and is illustrated in Blue and White Porcelains in the Collection of Tianminlou Foundation, p.222, no.94.
The inspiration for this shape and pattern originates from examples produced during the early Ming period, cf. a 15th century meiping in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated in Blue and White Ware of the Ming Dyansty, Book II (part I), pl.1.