Compare a zitan stand illustrated in the catalogue Zitan - The Most Noble Hardwood, Taipei, My Humble House Publications, 1996, pp. 142-143, which bears many similarities to the present pair of stands. This stand has an additional section between the double lotus petals around the waist, and its base is made of plain stretchers. Its proportion is also more squat, unlike the more slender appearance of the present pair. However, apart from these aspects, this stand is virtually identical to the present pair in terms of its design and decoration, and was very probably made in the same workshop. The author also notes that 'flower stand of such a refined standard is exceedingly rare'.