The restrained use of decoration in the present pieces shows off the ideal beauty of the stone. The floral shape of the stands is most commonly found on Mughal-style jades.
See two other cups and cup stands illustrated in Zhongguo Yuqi Quanji, Hubei, 1991, vol. 6, pp. 15 and 16, the former of white jade and the latter of spinach jade, both with Qianlong marks and carved with chilong and clouds. See comparable pairs of white jade cups and quatrefoil stands, dated to the Qianlong period, sold by Christie's Paris, 13 June 2007, lot 34 and by Christie's New York, 24-25 March 2011, lot 1506.