Whilst no other comparable examples of this unusual bracket-lobed shape carved of tixi lacquer are known, a comparable Yongle-marked cinnabar lacquer dish of almost the same size carved with figures in landscape, in the Beijing Palace Museum collection, is illustrated in Carved Lacquerware, Forbidden City Publishing House, 2008, p. 46, no. 24. This same shape is also seen on an ornate Jiajing-marked example carved with an upright dragon surrounded by emblems associated with the Four Buddhist Guardian Kings, in the Beijing Palace Museum, illustrated in Lacquer Wares of the Yuan and Ming Dynasties, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Commercial Press, Hong Kong, 2006, p. 168, no. 126.
This shape is also known among early previous metalwares such as the gold dish engraved with a lotus flowers dish dated to 1315, illustrated in Sekai Bijutsu Zenshu, vol. 16, Song/Yuan, Kadokawa Shoten, 1965, no. 96.