The decoration on this double-gourd vase has been described as being in Chenghua style, and has been compared, by Rosemary Scott and Rose Kerr in the Catalogue to the 1995 exhibition Ceramic Evolution in the Middle Ming Period, as being "related to that seen on a tripod censer excavated from the late Chenghua stratum at Jingdezhen." An identical vase from the Percival David Foundation, London, is illustrated ibid., no. 12.
Other Jiajing vases of this pattern include an example from the Grandidier Collection, illustrated by Daisy Lion-Goldschmidt, Ming Porcelain, pl. 12; one previously from the Bloxam Collection, illustrated by J. Harrison-Hall, Ming Ceramics in the British Museum, London, 2001, pl. 9:94; one from the Ataka Collection in the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, illustrated in the Catalogue, 1998, no. 31; one in the Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, illustrated by A. Leth, Catalogue of Selected Objects of Chinese Art in the Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, Copenhagen, 1959, no. 114; one from the Eumorfopoulos Collection, illustrated by J. Ayers, Far Eastern Ceramics at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, no. 164; and another illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 2, London, 1994, no. 707. A larger example (44 cm. high) was sold in these Rooms, 27 April 1997, lot 710.