A similar piece is illustrated in Western influence of Japanese Art, Fukuoka City Art Museum, 1995 and Porcelain of the East India Companies, Michel Beudeley, London.
During the 18th century shops opened in Amsterdam, such as that of Gerrit van der Kaade, where Chinese and Japanese porcelain was overdecorated. The same occurred in Delft where birds, flowers and baroque scrolls were added to pieces thought too sparsely decorated. Sometimes contemporary events were commemorated as in the above. William IV of Orange (Charles Henry Frison) was elected Stadhalter in 1747.