An identical Jiajing-marked ingot-shaped dish is illustrated in Carved Lacquer in the Collection of the Palace Museum, 1985, pl. 190; and another with phoenix in place of dragons, is in the Nomura Art Museum, Kyoto. This unusual shape is also seen on a larger (32.8 cm.) Jiajing-marked dish carved with the Eighteen Luohan, from the British Museum, illustrated by Sir Harry Garner, Chinese Lacquer, London, 1979, pl. 79.
There are several elements of the carved design on the present dish which may be found on other Jiajing-period lacquers. The basket filled with auspicious objects and with rays of light radiating from it is most commonly seen on the large round boxes with the character chun, 'Spring', such as the example included in the exhibition, 2000 Years of Chinese Lacquer, O. C. S. Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1993, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 61. It is again seen rising out of waves and emanating auspicious greetings while flanked by dragons, on an octagonal flowerpot, illustrated in Zhongguo Qiqi Quanji, vol. 5, no. 116.