The shape of this vase is similar to those produced in the Imperial kilns in Jingdezhen decorated in underglaze-blue or underglaze-red, dated to the Hongwu period.
An early Ming Longquan yuhuchunping of similar form in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, is illustrated in Green-Longquan Celadon of the Ming Dynasty, Taipei, 2009, pp. 102-103, no. 49. A slightly smaller but similarly proportioned Longquan vase from the Idemitsu Collection dated to the late Yuan-early Ming dynasty is illustrated in Chinese Ceramics in the Idemitsu Collection, Japan, 1987, pl. 587. Another Longquan vase, closer in size to the present example (33 cm. high) and dated to the early Ming dynasty was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 October 2003, lot 49. A Longquan yuhuchunping of more elongated proportions dating to the Yuan dynasty was excavated in 1984 in Qingtian County, Zhejiang, illustrated by Zhang Bai, Complete Collection of Ceramic Art Unearthed in China, Vol. 9 (Zhejiang), Beijing, 2008, p. 211, no. 211.