The central depiction of a warrior is based on an engraving by Virgil Solis of Hector of Troy from a series of the Nine Worthies (F. W. Hollstein, German Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts, 1400 - 1700 Vol. LXIV, Virgil Solis, Part II, Rotterdam/The Netherlands, 2004, illustrated below).
The typical 'birds-on-rocks' design is recorded on a number of dated examples ranging from 1628 to 1635. Horne suggests that the central panel may be by the same hand as the dish in the Victoria and Albert Museum illustrated by Michael Archer, Delftware the Tin-glazed Earthenware of the British Isles, a Catalogue of the Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1997, pp. 99-100, no. A.50, pl. 31, where the more elaborate border has a combination of 'birds-on-rocks' panels and grotesques in the Italian manner. Lot 162 should also be considered in this context.