The decoration of multi-coloured florets with vines was typical of the mid-Qing period, as exemplified by a meiping example with the more common blue ground, in the Qing Court Collection and illustrated in Metal-bodied Enamel Ware, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 2002, pl. 144.
For further rare examples of cloisonne enamels on a black ground, compare a Qianlong vase with garlic mouth and designs of plum blossom, illustrated in Zhongguo jinyin boli falangqi quanji, vol. 6, Zhongguo meishu fenlei quanji, Beijing, 2002, pl. 70.