The companion to the present vase decorated in mirror image, from the Salting Bequest, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum collection, is illustrated by R. L. Hobson, Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, London, pl. 103.
The present vase can be compared to several other rouleau vases with similar compositions. The most closely related piece is a vase from the collection of Frederick J. and Antoinette H. van Slyke, sold in New York, 31 May 1989, lot 94, where the panels are reserved against an iron-red scroll ground. A scroll painting showing a similar vase, from the collection of Lord Kitchener, exhibited in Shanghai in 1908, is illustrated by A. W. Bahr, Old Chinese Porcelains and Works of Art in China, London, 1911, lp. LXXVII. Other related vases include one from the Louvre Museum, illustrated by J. J. Marquet Vasselot and M. J. Ballot, La Ceramique Chinoise de l'Epoque de K'ang-Hi a Nos Jours, Vol. II, Paris, 1921, pl. 26 (left); and one illustrated by S. Bushell, Oriental Ceramic Art, New York, 1980, col. pl. XVII.
Cf. also a fish bowl with landscape and bird panels against an iron-red ground very similar to that on the present lot, from the Beijing Palace Museum, illustrated in Kangxi Yongzheng Qianlong, Hong Kong, 1989, p. 57, pl. 40.