This dish is from one of four series of dishes bearing the arms of the provinces and cities of the Netherlands, including those territories under French or Austrian control, and in addition, those of France and England. The spelling of the names suggests they were made to Dutch order and the combination of the twenty-three known arms points to a date after the treaty of Utrecht which concluded the War of the Spanish Succession in 1713. For a further discussion on these dishes, D.S. Howard & J. Ayers, China for the West, Londen, 1978, pp. 118-119 and C. Le Corbeiller, China Trade Porcelain: Patterns of Exchange, New York, 1974, pp. 38-39.
This dish is possibly the latest of the four types and the only one painted with a tentative use of famille rose enamels beside an essentially Imari-verte decoration. The three other versions are executed in famille verte, one being made in Arita (Japan) and shaped as a barber's bowl. For an example of all four dishes, see D.S. Howard, The Private Choice of the Trader, 1994, fig. 16, 17, 24 and 266.
A similar dish with the coat of arms of Amsterdam, was sold at Christie's London, 15 June 1999, lot 221 (GBR 17,000).