This plate is one out of the second series of six plates called the 'Great Scene of Folly'. The figures are from the same source but lacking the inscriptions.
The first series is executed in underglaze blue, green, black, sepia and gilt, and is accompagnied by an inscription satirising the South Sea Bubble mania.
Others from the this second series are in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Kasteel Museum Sypesteijn, Loosdrecht, and Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg. See D.F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Chinese Export Porcelain - Chine de Commande, London, 1974, figs. 257, 259 and F.& N. Hervoukt et Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, pp. 216-217, pls. 9.61-9.66.