Remarkable skill would have been required to produce lanterns of this type with such thin walls. See R.L. Hobson, The Later Ceramic Wares of China, London, 1925, figs. 1 and 2, for a pair of lanterns in the collection of Anthony de Rothschild, and The Taft Museum: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 1995, nos. 1931.82, 1931.84 and 1931.86 for several other Kangxi examples.