Compare the vase of this type, with slightly more elaborate decoration, and a cover, reported to be excavated from Shangcai county, Henan province and now in the Museum of Chinese History, included in the exhibition, National Treasures-Gems of China's Cultural Relics, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 16 December 1997 - 1 March 1998, pp. 208-209, where it is noted that vases of this type have been unearthed from tombs of the Southern and Northern dynasties in Jing county, Hebei province and Wuhan, Hubei province. See, also, the example with dancers molded on the neck dated to the Northern dynasties illustrated by Li Zhiyan and Cheng Wen, Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, Beijing, 1984, pl. 17. The dancer appliques are reminiscent of those found in caves of North China and Central Asia.