Acquired in July 1990.
Compare the fine example from the Vannotti Collection illustrated by B. Gyllensvärd, 'Tang Gold and Silver', B.M.F.E.A., no. 29, 1957, pl. 2a and by Eskenazi Ltd., 'Chinese and Korean Art from the collections of Dr Franco Vannotti Hans Popper and others', London, 1989, Catalogue, no. 38, p. 87. Compare also, the example in the Freer Gallery, Washington, illustrated by William Watson, Style in the Arts of China, fig. 102.