In Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1997, p. 64, ill.49, C.J.A. Jörg suggests that the tulips, typical of these wares, may have been derived from European embroideries. He also points out that 'a Dutch print or drawing may have been sent as a model for the decoration of these wares, although there is no reference to this in the VOC records.'
For scenes with similar European-style houses and Chinese figures, see an example in The Sypesteyn Museum, Loosdrecht, illustrated in D.F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Chinese Export Porcelain, Chine de Commande, fig. 45 and 46; and M. Rinaldi, London, 1989, Kraak Porcelain, p. 163, pl. 202.