A similar box and cover was sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 27 April 1997, lot 23. Compare also a smaller box inscribed with a Xuande four-character mark from the Carle Kempe Collection included in the exhibition, Chinesiche Lackarbeiten, Linden Museum, Stuttgart, 1988, Catalogue, no. 36, together with a similar Yongle-marked example. A similar but unmarked version from the Percival David Collection was included in the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition, 'The Arts of the Ming Dynasty', Catalogue, no. 230. Sir H Garner, Chinese Lacquer, fig. 32, illustrates a comparable 15th Century box carved with camellia from the Victoria and Albert Museum.