A slightly larger Yongzheng-marked vase with a Ru-type glaze and very similar design with strapwork bands was in the Collection of the Rt. Hon. the Lord Hollenden, sold in London, 27 November 1973, lot 355. Other Yongzheng vases of similar shape and design but covered in other types of glazes are in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong; see the Ge-type example, p. 260, no. 89; a smaller Ru-type glazed vase, p. 264, no. 93; and a teadust-glazed one with an identical design to the present lot, p. 298, no. 127.
The form of this vase derives from archaistic bronze hu, examples of which are illustrated by W. Watson, Ancient Chinese Bronzes, pl. 50b, an archaistic hu ornamented with bands and animal loop handles; and pl. 64b, with a design of bands closely related to the decoration on the present lot.