The ship 'Slooten' was built in Amsterdam in 1746 and made the journey to the Far East seven times. Possibly this plate was ordered for the wedding of the first captain of the ship, Annaeus Lodewijk Bettingh, to Aletta Hillegonda Meyers in 1750. See F. and N. Hervouët, Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p.317, pl.13.88. The marriage scene probably derives from a seventeenth century book frontispiece and at least six different pairs of arms are illustrated by J.A. Lloyde Hyde, Chinese Porcelain for the European Market, Lisbon, 1956, p.88, pl.XV, no.48; W.E. Cox, The Book of Pottery and Porcelain, New York, 1975, p.66, pl.52.