This vase belongs to a group of high-quality Longquan celadon wares produced in the early 15th century, and which are decorated with carved designs that may be compared with underglaze-blue decoration of the period. The design of the lotus pond is exquisitely rendered on the present vase, with boldly carved strokes and a naturalistic arrangement that is rarely seen on other vases of this type.
Compare also with undecorated meiping vases, such as the one in the Gotoh Museum, Japan, illustrated in Sekai Toji Zenshu, vol. 14, no. 230; and another illustrated in The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1991, pl. 47.