Previously sold in Hong Kong, 20 November 1985, lot 89; 14 November 1989, lot 75; and again, 29 October 1991, lot 133.
No other vase of this shape and with this design appears to be published, although this style of composite floral scroll may be found on other Yongzheng vases. Compare the underglaze-blue decoration to that on a large baluster vase included in the joint exhibition Qing Imperial Porcelain of the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong Reigns, Nanjing Museum and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1995, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 430; and on a vase in two sections with dragon handles, from the Beijing Palace Museum, illustrated in Kangxi Yongzheng Qianlong, 1989, p. 174, pl. 3. Only in the later Qianlong period did the general design of this vase proliferate, often on vases of broader section, and sometimes with the flowers picked out in copper-red.
There are, however, several related Yongzheng monochrome-glazed vases of this hu form, one in a Guan-type celadon glaze in the Beijing Palace Museum, illustrated, ibid., p. 249, pl. 78; a flambé-glazed one illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 2, pl. 834; and a teadust-glazed vase previously from the Cunliffe Collection, illustrated by S. Jenyns, Later Chinese Porcelain, 1971, pl. CIV, fig. 2.