A similarly carved jar of this form, without a cover, is illustrated by J. Ayers and R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, vol. I, London, 1986, p. 293, no. 216. Another related jar is illustrated, also by R. Krahl, in Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. I, London, 1994, p. 306, no. 576. See, also, M. Medley, The Chinese Potter: A Practical History of Chinese Ceramics, Oxford, 1976, p. 149, fig. 110.