Dr. C.J.A. Jörg, Porcelain and the Dutch China Trade, The Hague, 1982, p. 179 notes that according to the Dutch East India Company's 'Requirements' of 1773, there existed a narrow type for a single herring and a wider version for two, and that the dishes were painted with either one or two herrings. A dish with a single herring is illustrated by Jörg, idem, fig. 89; another with two herring is in the Gemeente Museum, Den Haag, illustrated by Dr T. Volker, De Chinese Porselein Kast, 1954, cat. no. 238. For a single dish and a Delft prototype, cf. Howard and Ayers, China for the West, vol. I, p. 85, no. 42.
A similar dish was sold in our Amsterdam Rooms, 'The Dutch Interior, 1600-1830', 29 September 1999, lot 731.