The shape of this ewer most likely derives from Ming dynasty examples of the sixteenth century. In the seventeenth century the bodies become broader. The Turkish-tulip motifs on the neck can also be found on other contemporary bottles and ewers popular with the Dutch market. In his note to a tall bottle vase with comparable decoration in the Museum Het Princessehof, Leeuwarden, Christiaan Jörg notes that, “The decoration is not freely painted over the whole surface, but divided up into bands and medallions, which suggests that this vase should be dated relatively early as an example of a stylistic stage between Kraakporselein and Transitional ware.” (see Christiaan J.A. Jörg, Interaction in Ceramics: Oriental Porcelain & Delftware, Hong Kong, 1984, p. 54, no. 12).