The present vase is a very rare example of the early Ding wares produced in Quyang county. Compare the present lot to a similar Ding vase, but with a less tapered body, exhibited and illustrated in Principal Wares of the Song Period from a Private Collection, Eskenazi Ltd., London, 2015, Catalogue, no. 2. Compare also a white-glazed vase of similar form but with a spout, illustrated in Zhongguo chutu ciqi quanji (Complete Collection of Ceramic Art Unearthed in China), Beijing, 2008, vol. 3: Hebei, p. 75.
It is interesting to note that bamboo was a popular decorative element in early Ding wares. A highly important Ding kundika vase found in the Jingzhongyuan monastry, Dingzhou city, has a bamboo-shaped neck similar to the neck of the present vase, illustrated ibid, p. 110. A circular box and cover carved with grooves to the exterior in imitation of bamboo was also found in the Jingzhongyuan monastry, illustrated ibid, p. 108.