A pair of Japanese Kakiemon vases of circa 1670/75 with closely related decoration and of identical shape, although slightly squatter, and with Régence mounts are in the Louvre, Paris (D.F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Chinesisches und japanisches Porzellan in europäischen Fassungen, Braunschweig, 1980, p. 427, fig. 484). It is believed that this decoration was commissioned by the East India Company for the Dutch market and the vases were repeatedly, as with this lot, copied at Meissen between 1725 and 1735. A further celadon vase with the ormolu-mounts attributed to Benjamin Vulliamy of circa 1823, has similar lion monopodiae supports and is in the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace (op. cit., p. 450, fig. 530).