Compare the vase of this type in the Institut Néerlandais, Paris, illustrated by D. Lion-Goldschmidt, Ming Porcelain, New York, 1978, p. 234, pl. 251, where the author notes that the motif of the stiff, upright 'tulip' did not continue after the Transitional period. Another vase of this type was included in the Hong Kong O.C.S. exhibition, Transitional Wares and their Forerunners, Hong Kong Musuem of Art, 29 January-March 1981, no. 70, where a note mentions a vase of this type appearing in a Dutch still-life by Kalf, probably painted before 1646.