This is the second of two rare services made in Chinese porcelain with this scene from the literary classic. The enameling on the present service is clearly an interpretation by the Chinese artist of the earlier service, but he has omitted Sancho Panza's kneeling donkey, Don Quixote's hat has been transformed from a barber's bowl into a black hat, and the landscape is now typically Chinese. Another plate from the present service is illustrated by Howard and Ayers, China for the West, London and New York, 1978, vol.II, no. 344; and by D. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, London, 1994, no. 85, pp. 94 and 95.