A similar tripod censer in the Qing Court collection is illustrated in Porcelain of the Song Dynasty (II); The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 1996, p. 137, no. 123. Another in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art is illustrated by M. Tregear, Song Ceramics, New York, 1982, p. 174, pl. 234. See, also, the example in the Tokyo National Museum illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, Tokyo, 1982, col. pl. 14.
This form is an archaising of the Han dynasty lian form, and was also made with a ru glaze, such as the example on cabriole supports illustrated by Wan-go Weng and Yang Boda, The Palace Museum: Peking, New York, 1982, p. 95, pl. 17.