This service, which is unusual in that each piece is enamelled with a different central scene, was known as 'Palace ware' in the early 20th Century and more recently as 'Rockefeller pattern' after Governor Nelson Rockefeller, who possessed a particularly fine and complete service. Other examples from this service are illustrated by D.S. Howard and J. Ayers, China for the West, 1978, vol. I, nos. 187 and 188, p. 188.