Previously sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 23 October 2005, lot 368.
Vases of this shape are known as sanxuan zun, 'three-string' vase, in reference to strings of musical instruments, laifu zun, as its shape resembles a Chinese turnip. Compare with two identical Kangxi-marked vases in the Beijing Palace Museum collection, illustrated in Gugong Bowuyuan cang - Qing dai yuyao ciqi, juan I, vol I, Beijing 2005, pp. 304-305, nos. 112 and 113 (see fig. 1); and another formerly in the Jingguantang collection, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 3 November 2003, lot 566. Compare also this elegant form designed with three bowstrings but without the moulded dragons in a peachbloom glaze, also from the Kangxi period, such as a vase from the Kneeland collection sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 7 July (catalogue dated 28 April) 2003, lot 564.