The view of this well-known pattern is thought to depict the Dutch
coastal town Scheveningen, possibly inspired by a Dutch Delft plate by the well-known pottery painter Frederick van Frytom (1652-1702). A
Japanese Arita dish painted with a similar landscape included in the
'Exhibition Interaction in Ceramics, Oriental Porcelain and Delftware', Hong Kong, 1984, Catalogue, no. 65, is known in the Netherlands as a 'View of Scheveningen' and is also illustrated by Howard & Ayers,
China for the West, fig. 32a. This scene has also been referred to as Deshima Island, near Nagasaki, which was the V.O.C.'s headquarters
in Japan from 1641-1862, but considering the stylistic similarities
with the Delft prototypes and the characteristically Dutch details of
this scene, seems unlikely.