A candlestick of this design bearing a Qianlong inscription dated to the ninth year of Qianlong corresponding to 1744 is illustrated in the catalogue of the Special Exhibition of K'ang-hsi, Yung-cheng and Ch'ien-lung Porcelain Ware from the Ch'ing Dynasty in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1986, p. 168, no. 141. Another, minus the inscription, included in the exhibition, Blue-Decorated Porcelain of the Ming Dynasty, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 19 October - 4 December 1949, p. 159, no. 310 and again in the O.C.S. Exhibition of Ming Blue-and-White, London, 1954, no. 310, was later sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 30 October 1995, lot 781.