The decoration is based on a Chinese Kangxi dish of a type generally associated with factory production circa 1730-1740. Several Chinese originals are retained in the Porzellansammlung, Dresden, however, it has only one Meissen plate in this pattern. The Museum für Kunsthandwerk in Cologne retains several misfired 18th century examples. See Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky, Porzellan, A Catalogue of the Collection of the Kunstgewerbemuseum (Cologne, 1980), p. 141, no. 78 for a plate with a trial pattern in blue and white. It is possible that this plate might once have been part of the service which was ordered directly from the factory by a Bavarian noble family between 1767 and 1769, which was offered by Christie's New York on 21st October 2004, lot 864.