The style of the carving and composition are comparable to a circular dish dated to the Yuan period, bearing a later inscribed Xuande four-character mark, in the Beijing Palace Museum, illustrated in Lacquer Wares of the Yuan and Ming Dynasties, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Commercial Press, Hong Kong, 2006, p. 14, no. 8 (fig. 1). The mouth rim of the Palace Museum dish is also rendered with two parallel grooves similar to the present oval dish. This exact scene, also within an ogival cartouche but with a floral diaper along the mouth rim, can be found on a dish dated to the 14th century Yuan period, illustrated in From Innovation to Conformity, Chinese Lacquer from the 13th to 16th centuries, Messrs Bluett & Sons, London, 1989, p. 35, no. 8.