This design is believed to be by the Dutch draughtsman, Cornelis Pronk (1691-1754) who in 1734 was commissioned by the Dutch East India Company (V.O.C.) to produce designs to be transferred on to Chinese porcelain, which they hoped would be more successful than the Chinese designs. However, due to the expense of transferring the design onto porcelain, the volume of Pronk's work is small, and his designs ceased in 1738 since they were not considered profitable.
Two watercolours by Pronk of his designs 'The Doctor's Visit' (1735) and 'La Dame au Parasol' (1734) are in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. According to records, only these two orders were believed to have been placed: the first was carried to the Netherlands on the Hogersmilde at the end of 1738, followed by the second order the next year. There are several other designs attributed to Pronk on stylistic grounds, including 'The Arbour', 'The Handwashing', 'The Archer', 'The Violet Plume', 'The Flame Dancer' and 'The Phoenix'.
A dish of this size appears to be rare; there are numerous smaller plates with this design in private and museum collections, together with bottle vases, urns, etc. This design was also executed in underglaze blue.