Howard and Ayers suggest in China for the West , vol. II, London, 1978, p. 369, pl. 361 that the ship scene is possibly taken from a Flemish original. Also see F. and N. Hervouët and Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes a Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 355, ill. 15.45. A similar plate was sold in these rooms on 27 October 1994, lot 179. The second plate is illustrated by Hervouët and Bruneau on p. 355, ill. 15.44. A similar plate was sold at Christie's London, 11 May 2004, lot 75.