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A similar vase from the E. T. Chow Collection is illustrated by Beurdeley and Raindre, Qing Porcelain, pl. 153 and by Macintosh, Chinese Blue and White Porcelain, pl. IX. Another example from the T. Y. Chao Collection was exhibited at the Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1978, sold in Hong Kong, 19 May 1987, lot 271 and is now in the S. C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, illustrated in the Catalogue, vol. I, pl. 63.
For an early Ming prototype, cf. the Illustrated Catalogue of Ming Dynasty Porcelain in the National Palace Museum, Yongle ware, pl. 12.