The design of this jar, with underglaze-blue bands above and below a wide band of overglaze enamels, is very rare. A very similar jar is in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, accession no., 4396-1857, and is illustrated in R.L. Hobson, Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, New York, 1915, vol. II, p. 160. The V&A example is nearly identical to the present jar in the decoration of its middle and lower bands, but differs in that its upper band is decorated with shaped panels of horses.