This vase can be considered among the finest famille rose examples dating to the Jiaqing period. The enamelled decoration is of such superb quality, it can stylistically be dated to the first years of the Jiaqing reign.
No other vase of this pattern appears to be published. The closest comparison appears to be a larger Jiaqing marked lime-green ground famille rose vase, painted with assorted flowering plants and trees sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29 October, 2001, lot 611.
Compare also to a number of Jiaqing-marked vases decorated with a continuous border around the body of flowers or figures in landscapes, reserved on a similarly embellished ruby-red ground, such as the pair of vases depicting boys racing dragon boats published by Stephen W. Bushnell and William M. Laffan, Catalogue of the Morgan Collection of Chinese Porcelains, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1907, nos. 443 and 445; a vase painted with court ladies playing instruments and performing a long sleeve dance, sold in these Rooms, 26 April 1998, lot 511; and to a vase decorated with rocks and flowering plants from the collection of Richard Feetham, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30 October 2002, lot 269.
Compare also to a famille rose Daoguang-marked vase with flowering plants springing up from the moss-covered ground, the formal borders to the neck and base reserved on a ruby-ground, illustrated in Zhongguo Taoci Quanji, Jingdezhen Polychrome Ceramics, vol. 21, fig. 147. Another vase bearing a Qianlong mark painted with a continuous band of branches bearing flowers and pomegranates from the Fonthill collection formed by the late Alfred Morrison, sold in our London Rooms, 18 October 1971, lot 94.