There apppear to be only two published comparable examples, one now in the Victoria and Albert Museum (Arthur Lane, Later Islamic Pottery, London, 1971, pl. 76A; Yolande Crowe, Persia and China, London, 2002, no.247, p.155), the other in the Louvre (Arabesques et jardins de paradis, exhibition catalogue, Paris 1989, no.128, p.155). Whilst for many Safavid forms, such as elephants, phoenixes or toads, there are Chinese prototypes in drinking vessels, which were in Iran converted for use as kalians, Lane suggests that there are none for the cat/lion shape (op. cit., p. 99). Crowe refutes this, quoting a group of Chinese night lights in feline form of particularly fierce appearance.