Imperial white jade teapots appear to be very rare and no other teapot of this form and design appears to have been published. A number of jade teapots and wine ewers are in the Palace Museum Collection, Beijing. Compare four examples of differing forms illustrated in Jadeware (III), The Complete Collection of Treasures of The Palace Museum, Hong Kong 1995, pp.257-262, pl. 212-215. Another white jade globular teapot is illustrated by S. C. Nott, The Flowery Kingdom, New York, 1947, pl. CXIV.
See also the white jade teapot sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 and 30 October 2001, lot 704; an unusual Imperial teapot with a Jiaqing mark sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 May 2007, lot 1419; and a white jade teapot sold at Christie's Paris, 14 June 2004, lot 107.
The simple, uncrowded design on the sides of the present teapot relates to designs and liberal use of space found on Yongzheng ceramics. The sparseness and subtlety of the design is also intended to place emphasis on the beauty of the near flawless material.