This rare form in blue and white porcelain is found with varying decoration and placement of the nianhao and only a few appear to be published. A nearly identical example from the Edward T. Chow Collection was sold Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 19 May 1981, lot 423. Another example, also from the Edward T. Chow collection, also with the nianhao in the interior, but decorated with pheasants and tree peony, was sold Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 25 November 1980, lot 12. A third example, decorated with dragons on the interior, boys within quatrefoil panels on the exterior and with the nianhao on the foot, is in the Handbook of the Oriental Collection, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, 1988, no. 26. A fourth example decorated with fish and water weeds on the exterior and the nianhao in the interior was included in The Philadelphia Exhibition of Ming Blue-and-White, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1949, no. 115.