Of sleinder baluster form rising to a slightly flaring rim, decorated with a scene of General Huyan Zhuo, wielding two barbed iron whips, in combat with the outlaw Wu Song, with two lines of calligraphy, with a scroll border at the slightly raised foot and a chevron band at the shoulder, the neck with dasies, the underside with a four-character mark of Chenghua.
The inscriptions read: 'Using two iron whips is Huyan Zhuo's speciality' and 'Wu Song lashed with a bamboo whip'. See Rosemary E. Scott for a discussion of the subject depicted on this vase.
Rosemary Scott, 'Blue-and-White Porcelains of the Late Ming-Early Qing', in: A Catalogue of Oriental Ceramics and Works of Art, ed. Anita Gray, London, n.d., p. 23, no. 44.