Cf. the very similar saucer-dish in the Groningen Museum exhibited in 1980, Catalogue, no.45, p.78 and illustrated by C.J.A. Jörg, Porcelain and the Dutch China Trade, 1982, pl.36, p.104 together with an illustration of Pronk's original watercolour showing the design for a tea-cup and saucer, pl.34, p.100; the plate from the Martin-Hurst Collection, illustrated by G. C. Williamson, op.cit., pl.XLVI; and the plate in the Boymans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, illustrated by D. F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, no.197 and p.220. It is interesting to note that there are a few examples of enamelled 'Doctor's Visit' wares which have a variation in the border panels, i.e. two fish in each panel instead of one as in the present lot. One such example can be found in the Hodroff Collection illustrated by D. S. Howard, op.cit., no.54, p.74; and another was included in the Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels exhibition, Hong Kong, 1989-90, Catalogue, no.47, pp.142 and 143 .
This design was also used on blue and white porcelain. See the Groninger Museum and Gemeente Museum, The Hague exhibition, 1980 Catalogue nos. 39 and 40 for a saucer-dish and a saucer from the Princessehof Museum, Leeuwarden and the Groninger Museum with single fish in the borders and no.38 for a plate in the Groninger Museum with double fish