The style of carving on the present lot and the auspicious subject-matter are all features typical of the Jiajing period. A Jiajing-marked box, very similar in shape, size and design, is illustrated in Zhongguo Qiqi Quanji, vol. 5, 1995, no. 113; while no. 114 shows a dish which compares closely with the boxes in its primary design.