The poem may be read, 'Su Jin abstains from meat before his embroidered scroll of the Buddha, but when in his cups he often loves to offend against the rituals.' On this cup the figure of Budai represents Maitreya Buddha. A similar blue and white cup is illustrated by P. Moss, Between Heaven and Earth, Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 1988, no. 40 (one of two cups), where the author refers to the substitution of a figure of Budai with that of an embroidered scroll as "artistic license". This cup was later sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 1 December 2009, lot 1895.