The design on this jar is a Qing adaption of a design of medallions of chrysanthemums and butterflies seen on Chenghua jars, such as the jar from the Qing Court collection, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 38 - Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours, Hong Kong 1999, pl. 166.
Similar Qianlong-marked jars include a pair in the Tianjian Art Museum illustrated in Chinese Treasures of 5000 Years, Japan, 1985, no. 46; and another pair is illustrated in Min Shin no bijutsu (The Art of Ming and Qing), Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts, 1980, p. 43, no. 1-192. See, also, the pair sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 27 November 2013, lot 3209.