The only other published candle holder of this unusual form was included in the exhibition, Chinese Painted Enamels of the 18th Century, The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York, 14 October - 6 November 1993, no. 21, and exhibited again by Roger Keverne, London, Fine and Rare Chinese Works of Art and Ceramics, June 2005, no. 58. This is now in a private collection.
Similar lotus blossom wax pans can be seen on the set of four extraordinary Canton enamel candlesticks modeled as Moorish figures, which were sold in our London rooms, 27 June 1977, lot 243. See, also, the similar wax pans on a painted enamel candelabrum, commissioned in Canton in 1740 by a supercargo of the Danish East India Company, which is now in Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen, and illustrated by M. Beurdeley, Chinese Furniture, Tokyo/New York/San Francisco, 1979, p. 154, fig. 207.