An equally well-carved green jade brushpot of similar date and just slightly smaller size (20.5cm. diam.) is illustrated in The Baur Collection, Geneva, Chinese Jades and other Hardstones, Geneva, 1976, no. B 98.
In a discussion of the large green jade brushpot dated to the 18th century in the collection of Sir Joseph Hotung, Chinese Jade: From the Neolithic to the Qing, British Museum, London, 1995, no. 29.18, the author, Jessica Rawson, notes that jade workshops sometimes used conventional painting and printing themes as the basis for their designs. The carver treated the surface of the jade almost like a sheet of paper and used his "techniques to produce the effects of a painting."