A closely related box was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 16th May 1989, lot 122; and another was sold in our New York rooms, 18th March 2014, lot 237. See also a rectangular pierced box, painted with a related lingzhi scroll supporting the Buddhist bajixiang symbols enclosed in a lobed cartouche, also from the collection of Raoul Wallenberg, included ibid.,cat. no. 69, and sold in these rooms, 2nd/3rd December 1974, lot 278.
This motif is also known on Wanli mark and period boxes decorated in the wucai palette; compare a slightly smaller circular box sold in our Hong Kong rooms in 1978, in our Los Angeles rooms in 1980, and again in our Hong Kong rooms, 17th May 1988, lot 147; and a rectangular box in the Holger Lauritzen collection, illustrated in Jan Wirgin, ‘Ming Porcelain in the Lauritzen Collection’, BMFEA, no. 37, Stockholm, 1965, pl. 34.
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