The arms of this plate is from one of about ten services with Dutch coat-of-arms with the same scene. These are however unindentified. For a similar example see D.S. Howard, Choice of the Private Trader, London, 1994, p. 82, fig. 66. The scene probably derives from a seventeenth century book frontispiece and at least six different pairs of arms are illustrated by J.A. Lloyde Hyde, Chinese Porcelain for the European Market, Lisbon, 1956, p. 88, pl. XV, no. 48; W.E. Cox, The Book of Pottery and Porcelain, New York, 1975, p. 66, pl. 52, who attributes the arms to Beaumont and Backus. Another was included in the exhibition of Chinese Export Porcelain, Brussels, 1989-90, Catalogue, pp. 296-297, no. 123.