Compare a very similar polychrome box and cover in the collection of The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, illustrated in Hai-wai yi-chen (Chinese Art in Overseas Collections - Lacquerware), Taipei, 1987, p. 160, no. 157. Another example, with Qianlong mark and of the period, was exhibited in 2000 Years of Chinese Lacquer, Oriental Ceramics Society of Hong Kong and the Art Gallery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1993. See also a box and cover in the collection of the National Palace Museum, illustrated in Gugong qiqi tezhan mulu (Catalogue of a Special Exhibition of Lacquerware in the National Palace Museum), Taipei, 1981, no. 67.
Boxes of this type are known as chun boxes and were first seen during the Jiajing period (1522-1566), such as an example included in the exhibition catalogue, Chigoku no Shikkogei (Chinese Lacquer Art), The Shoto Museum of Art, Tokyo, 1991, p. 77, no. 88.