The scene on the present tray is taken from an engraving of 1738-1747 by Laurent after François Boucher entitled Le Pasteur galant (The Gallant Shepherd).
Charles-Nicolas Dodin is recorded as a painter of figures and trophies at the factory from 1754-1803. See M-L. de Rouchebrune, Splendeur de la Peinture sur porcelain au XVIIIe Siècle Charles Nicholas Dodin et la Manufacture de Vincennes-Sèvres au XVIIIe Siècle, Paris, 2012, p. 186-187, cat. 80 for a plateau courteille dated 1761 painted with the same subject on a rose marbré ground. The same scene also appears on one of a pair of pink-ground pot-pourri vases dated 1763 now in the Rothschild collection at Waddesdon Manor; its pendant painted with La Pasteur complaisant.