A closely related rectangular censer and cover, possibly the pair to the present example, is illustrated in The Summer Palace Collection, 2000, p. 66 (fig. 1). The Summer Palace, the imperial summer resort, is situated northwest of Beijing and originally comprised of five gardens; one of which, the Garden of Clear Ripples, Qing Yi Yuan, was renamed the Yi He Yuan in 1886. The existing collection in the Yi He Yuan was formed by Empress Dowager Cixi after the Boxer Rebellion in 1902.
A similar apple-green jadeite fangding from the Jingguantang Collection was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 3 November 1996, lot 602.