This appears to have been a popular combination of form and decoration during the Jiajing period, seen in both iron-red and green, as with the present vase, and iron-red and yellow.
The decoration has been described as being in Chenghua style, and has been compared by Rosemary Scott and Rose Kerr in the catalogue to the 1994-1995 exhibition, Singapore, Ceramic Evolution in the Middle Ming Period, as being "related to that seen on a tripod censer excavated from the late Chenghua stratum at Jingdezhen", p. 10, referring to an identical vase from the Percival David Foundation, London, illustrated ibid., p. 19, no. 12.
Other published examples include one illustrated by J. Harrison-Hall, Ming Ceramics in the British Museum, London, 2001, p. 256, no. 9:94; one by J. Ayers, Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1980, no. 164; one in the Musée Guimet, illustrated by D. Lion-Goldschmidt, Ming Porcelain, New York, 1978, pl. 12; one by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994, vol. II, p. 87, no. 707; one by A. Leth, Catalogue of Selected Objects of Chinese Art in the Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, 1959, no. 114; and one illustrated in Min shin no bijutsu, Osaka Municipal Museum of Fine Art, 1980, p. 23, no. 1-73, where a yellow and iron-red example is also illustrated, no. 1-71.
See, also, the similar vase sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 26 April 2004, lot 1031.