No other tray of this shape and large size and with this decoration appears to be published. The overall composition is exquisitely rendered on this very rare shape.
Compare with a closely related five-lobed covered food box of tixi lacquer is in the Nezu Institute of Fine Arts, and was included in the exhibition Carved Lacquer, the Tokugawa Art Museum and the Nezu Institute of Fine Arts, 10984, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 18.
Most tixi lacquer trays or dishes with shaped rims are lobed with an even number of petals, usually six or eight, lending more regularity to an already stylised design. Nevertheless, as with the present lot, the lobing of the rim continues down the sides to the foot rim. Compare with a number of bracket-lobed octafoil dishes and trays, a red lacquer example illustrated ibid., no. 14; a black lacquer one illustrated in Zhongguo Qiqi Quanji, vol. 5, no. 38; and a Xuande-marked dish sold in these Rooms, 30 April 2001, lot 636.