This dish is a fine example of famille verte porcelain, a type of Chinese ceramics with a dominant green colour palette that was exported to the West in the late 17th and 18th centuries. The design depicts various mythical beasts and birds amidst garden landscapes. With the fine delineation of details, deft use of different shades of greens, as well as brightly-coloured enamels, the ornamentation on this dish reflects the charming appeal of Kangxi-period famille verte wares. The popularity of these polychrome Chinese porcelains inspired potters in Europe to create their own versions. Close examples based on the design of this particular dish are known for instance, in Delft faience and Worcester soft-paste porcelain.