Delicately potted cups and stands of this type were a very popular product of the Jingdezhen kilns in the Song dynasty and have been excavated from a number of Song dynasty tombs. A similar cup and stand excavated from a Northern Song tomb in the city of Nanchang in 1985 is discussed by Chen Baiquan, 'The Development of Song Dynasty Qingbai Wares from Jingdezhen', The Porcelains of Jingdezhen - Colloquies on Art & Archaeology in Asia No. 16, R. Scott (ed.), Percival David Foundation, London, 1993, p. 16, pl. 6.