The present vase is notable for its colourful enamels and impressive size. Compare with a very similar vase (75.2 cm.) sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 7 October 2015, lot 3662; and another example (74 cm.) decorated with dragons and phoenix in the Idemitsu Collection, illustrated in Chinese Ceramics in the Idemitsu Collection, Tokyo, 1987, no. 203. Compare also with a slightly shorter blue and white version (69.4 cm.) in the Museé Guimet, illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World’s Great Collections, vol. 7, Tokyo, 1981, fig. 81.