This dish was probably intended for use as a tray. A similar dish, in the Hodroff Gallery at Winterthur Museum, Delaware, is illustrated by D. S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, London, 1994, p. 40, no. 5. Another dish was in the Mottahedeh Collection, illustrated by Howard and Ayers, China for the West, London and New York, 1978, vol. I, p. 76, no. 34. Other examples are in the British Museum and in the Victoria and Albert Museum.