A pair of similar covered boxes was sold at Christie's New York, 4 June 1992, lot 34. The shape and design of confronted chilong on the cover of this glass box may have been derived from earlier lacquer or cloisonné enamel prototypes, such as the examples illustrated by Bèatrice Quette (ed.) in Cloisonné: Chinese Enamels from the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties, New York, 2011, p. 34, fig. 3.6., a cloisonné box dated Yuan or early Ming dynasty, and fig. 3.7, a lacquer box dated Southern Song dynasty.