A jar of this unusual shape and similar style of painting, also featuring a panel of a crane, is in The Illustrated Catalogue of Old Oriental Ceramics donated by Mr. Yokogawa, Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, 1953, no. 161. Another jar from this group, painted with scenes of Li Bai enjoying wine, is illustrated by He Li, Chinese Ceramics, A New Comprehensive Survey, New York, 1996, p. 183, no. 390.
See, also, the example sold in these rooms, 16 September 1999, lot 305.