Two similar amphora of comparable size, from the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, were included in the exhibition, Chinese Ceramics from the Prehistoric Period through Ch'ien Lung, Los Angeles County Museum, March 14-April 27, 1952, p. 63, nos. 85 and 86. Compare, also, another white ware amphora of similar size (55.5 cm. high) in the Nezu Museum, included in the inaugural exhibition of the Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Masterworks of Eastern Ceramics, Aichi, 1994, no. 99.
The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test no. P107x41 is consistent with the dating of this lot.