The inscription may on the reverse of the stem may be translated as 'A commemorative cup of the autumn manoeuvres near Lake Tai in Anhui province in 34th year of Guangxu (1908) of the Great Qing Dynasty'.
A pair of similar cups is illustrated by Avitabile, From the Dragon's Treasure, London, 1987, p. 100, no. 142; another was exhibited in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, included in Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, 1980, Catalogue, no. 51
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing, Kwan Collection, 1983, Catalogue, no. 141
National Museum of History, Taipei, Imperial Porcelain of late Ch'ing, From the Kwan Collection, 1985, Catalogue, no. 141
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C., Joined Colours, Ceramics in the Min Chiu Society Hong Kong, 1993.