Although teadust-glazed vases of this general form are well known, the smaller size and tighter proportions and the unusually fine and even glaze distinguish it as a very rare and exceptional example.
A teadust-glazed vase of similar small size and proportions and with a slightly flared mouth is illustrated by J. Ayers, Chinese Ceramics in the Baur Collection, Geneva, 1999, p. 197, no. 297. A related Qianlong-marked teadust-glazed vase of this general form, but of the more standard larger size and lacking the flaring mouth, from the T.Y. Chao Collection was sold Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 19 May 1987, lot 294. Compare, also, another more standard example with a darker teadust glaze illustrated in The Wonders of the Potter's Palette: Ch'ing Ceramics from the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1984, p. 142, no. 89.