The decoration of phoenix and floral scrolls was a popular motif on Ming court arts in many media, since it contains not only a reference to the empress, but to feminine beauty and purity. See for example an imperial cinnabar lacquer bowl stand carved with phoenixes and lotus scrolls and incised with a Yongle mark, formerly from the Sir Percival David and Lady David Collection and Lee Family Collection, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 3 December 2008, lot 2119.
The Hayashibara Museum of Art has a fifteenth century stem bowl with a similar phoenixes and peonies motif against a red ground, illustrated in Famous Objects from the Hayashibara Art Museum, Okyama, 1988, pl. 171. Compare also a similarly decorated silver-bodied bowl with phoenixes and peonies in black lacquer over a red ground, dated to the sixteenth century, from the Muwen Tang Collection and illustrated by Simon Kwan, Chinese Lacquer, The Muwen Tang Collection Series, 20, Hong Kong, 2010, pl. 66.