The arms of this plate have been attributed to the families Geelvinck and Graafland and is from one of about ten services with Dutch coat-of-arms with the same scene. The 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. One was included in the exhibition of Chinese Export Porcelain, Brussels, 1989-90, Catalogue, pp. 296-297, no. 123. For a similar example see also D.S.Howard, Choice of the Private Trader, London, 1994, p. 82, fig. 66. An identical plate was sold in our Amsterdam Rooms, 19 October 1999, lot 383; on 14-16 February 2006, lot 1064; and on 31 October 2006, lot 318.