The inspiration of this half-peach form with its branch forming the handle was probably derived from early examples such as the jade washer dating to the Yuan period, excavated in 1960 in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, and illustrated in Zhongguo Yuqi Quanji, vol. 5, Hebei meishu chubanshe, 1993, p. 126, no. 188. A late Ming dynasty peach-form example is also illustrated, ibid., p. 212, no. 299.