This rare miniature parcel-gilt silver tripod jar is similar to one with a cover, from Xi'an, illustrated by Han Wei and Christian Deydier, Ancient Chinese Gold, Paris, 2001, p. 161, no. 390, and again in Selected Treasures from Hejiacun Tang Hoard, Shaanxi History Museum, Beijing, 2003, p. 144 (bottom right), where it is shown as a comparison for no. 29, p. 145, a plain silver jar. The cabriole legs of the Xi'an jar are, like those of the present jar, decorated with feathers, and the sides appear to have similar stylized flower heads, but different animal and bird decoration. The decoration on this jar is as finely executed as that on the present jar.