This is a simplified version of the well-known 'Valentine' pattern. See D. S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, London, 1994, p. 91, no. 79 for a very similar plate in the Hodroff Collection, and pp. 89 and 90 for a discussion on the design. Mr. Howard suggests that the original drawing for a more detailed and refined scene with palm and breadfruit trees may well have been made by Piercy Brett, official artist to Lord Anson who sailed with him on his voyages to the British West Indies. An armorial service with the more detailed scene was made for Lord Anson in circa 1743, and Brett's drawings appear to have inspired engravings for Anson's Voyages, published in 1748. See D. S. Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, London, 1974, pp. 46 and 47 for the engraving and a plate from Anson's service.