Landscape pietre dure panels with architectural ruins became popular subjects at the Galleria dei Lavori in the late 17th Century.
This plaque is reminiscent of two landscape roundels made at the Galleria dei Lavori in the first half of the 18th Century, which are in the Museo dell'Opificio, Florence, and a larger closely related upright panel depicting a harbor scene is Schloss Favorite, Rastatt (F. Rossi, La Pittura di Pietra, Florence, 1984, pp. 104 - 105 and 109, respectively). A cabinet inset with further similar panels is in the Gilbert Collection and illustrated in A.M. Massinelli, The Gilbert Collection, Hardstones, London, 2000, cat. 6, pp. 44 - 46. Please see also lot 568 in this sale for a similar pair of plaques.