Similar censers have been published: one illustrated in Monochrome Porcelain, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 1999, pl. 109; one in the Kempe Collection Catalogue, no. 618; one with fewer appliqués on the shoulder, illustrated by P. J. Donnelly, Blanc de Chine, New York, 1969, pl. 15A, who records another in the Chicago Art Institute; one from the Edward T. Chow Collection, Part III, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19 May 1981, lot 467; and another sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30 April 1991, lot 40. A Ming example is illustrated in Wenwu, 1984, no. 3, pl. 4, fig. 2.
For the archaic bronze prototype, compare with the Western Zhou bronze gui in the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City, illustrated by W. Watson, Ancient Chinese Bronzes, London, 1977, pl. 48b.