Boxes of this pattern and shape are rare.
Compare to a square box decorated with boys at play from the Manno Art Museum, sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 28 October 2002, lot 553. See a square box decorated with pairs of dragons, also sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 30 May 2005, lot 1458.
Another square box depicting a scholar and young attendants in the Tokyo National Museum, is illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, Kodansha Series, 1982, vol. 1, no. 126.