Plates of this type were produced in Holland for the export market. The design appears to have been exceptionally popular and is recorded on several dated marriage plates. The same cartouche also appears on English 'Merryman' plates, including the earliest recorded set dated 1682 and initialled I /I K which was in the Rous Lench and Longridge Collections, sold, Christie's New York, 24th January 2011, lot 102, and illustrated by Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Collection of English Slipware and Delftware, Vol. 2, pp. 112-113, D79.