It is extremely rare to find Ming tixi lacquer trays of this very large size, as large lacquer wares from this period usually come in the form of boxes. The Linden-Museum, Stuttgart has a large tixi red lacquer barbed-rim tray dated to the Yuan to Ming dynasty, formerly in the collection of Fritz Low-Beer, but this example is notably smaller than the current lot with a diameter of 46.5 cm. It is illustrated in Im Zeichen Des Drachen, Munster and Stuttgart, 2007. pl. 37. The Palace Museum, Beijing also has a large cinnabar lacquer tray carved with peacock motifs, dated to the Yongle period and illustrated in Lacquer Wares of the Yuan and Ming Dynasties, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 2006, pl. 17. This too, measuring 44.5 cm. in diameter, is smaller than the current tray.