This shape is based on that of bronze censers of the Ming dynasty. A similar censer in opaque turquoise glass from the collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth was included in the exhibition, Clear as Crystal, Red as Flame, China Institute in America, New York, 21 April - 16 June 1990, no. 34; and another in opaque blue-green glass from the collection of Walter and Phyllis Shorenstein was included in the exhibition, A Chorus of Colors: Chinese Glass from Three American Collections, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1995, no. 49. See, also, the pink glass example fitted with its metal liner in the Palace Museum illustrated in Zhongguo meishu quanji: Gongyi meishu bian 10, Beijing, 1987, pl. 254.