The scene copies a print by C. J. Visscher de Jonge, a Dutch engraver, who based his design on a drawing by Abraham Bloemaert (1564-1651). See D. S. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Chinese Export Porcelain - Chine de Commande, London, 1974, fig. 207 for an illustration of this print, together with two plates with this design as figs. 206 and 298. A very similar plate to the present lot is in the Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels, exhibited Hong Kong, 1989/90, Catalogue no.44. Another almost identical plate from the Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann collection was sold in these Rooms, 10 April 2002, lot 425.