The present vase was made to emulate the Yongle moonflasks of this design, examples of which are widely published. Cf. one illustrated by J. Ayers, Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1980, pl. 145; and another by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, 1986, vol. 2, no. 616.