The present plate is from a small service given by Louis XV to Queen Marie-Caroline of Naples and the Two Sicilies upon the birth of her daughter, Charlotte-Louise, for whom the king stood as godfather. Examples from this service are in the collection of the Louvre and the museé des arts décoratifs, Paris. Cf. Versailles et les table royals en Europe, XVIIème-XIXème siècles, exhibition catalogue, museé national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon, Paris, 1993, p. 338 ; also The Pompey Collection ; Christie's New York, 23 May 2003, lot 48.
Jacques-François-Louis de Laroche is recorded at Sèvres as a painter specializing in flowers, ground colors and patterns 1758-1802.