The arms on the dish are those of Nicholas Geelvinck, who later became Mayor of Amsterdam, and Johanna Jacoba Graafland; they married in 1729. The arms on the plates are those of Johan van Bergen van deer Gijp and Elisabeth Arnaudina van Beaumont Cornelis, who married in 1736. This decoration appears on at least six known armorial services, all made for Dutch families. The scene, depicting the wedding of Juno and Hymen with Ceres and Prudence attending, probably derives from a seventeenth century book frontispiece. A plaque with the same scene dated 1741 is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, illustrated by W. B. Honey, Guide to Later Chinese Porcelain, London, 1927, pl. 113b. See Howard and Ayers, China for the West, London and New York, 1978, vol. II, p. 394, no. 391 for a plate with this design from the Mottahedeh Collection. Another is in the Rijksmuseum, illustrated by D. F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Chinese Export Porcelain - Chine de Commande, London, 1974, fig. 284. See also Hervouët and Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 316, fig. 13.87 for another plate. A very similar dish from the J. Louis Binder Collection was sold in these Rooms, 17 June 2003, lot 155.