The well of the dish is decorated with a scene of huntsmen, including one on horseback, and dogs cornering a wild boar in a hilly, wooded landscape.
The rim is painted with three putti and a bird amidst scrolling foliage and flowers, 33cm. diameter.
The scene is taken from a detail of an engraving by the artist Antonio Tempesta (1555-1630).
It is one of a series of hunting scenes produced by Tempesta, who was employed as a design source by many ceramics factories and particularly favoured by successive generations of Castelli painters.