This type of fishing boat was common on the lakes and rivers of China in the 18th and 19th centuries, and numerous carvings in jade of these vessels have survived. A related example modelled as a double-boat group, from the Beijing Palace Museum, is illustrated in Zhongguo Yuqi Quanji, vol. 6, p. 191, no. 274; one in the Seattle Art Museum is illustrated by James Watt, Chinese Jades from the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum, Washington, 1989, pl. 64; one is in the Tianjin Municipal Museum, illustrated in Cang Yu, Hong Kong, 1993, pl. 223; an example was included in S. Marchant & Son's 80th Anniversary Exhibition of Chinese Jades from Han to Qing, London, 2005, Catalogue no. 88; and another, from the Greenfield and Tianhe Shanfang Collections, was sold in these Rooms, 30 May 2005, lot 1556.