Painted inside with a landscape scene with mountains and a village and in the foreground is a young European woman wearing a long dress and with a basket on her head, stepping onto a stile; below the rim is a narrow border with four scrollwork cartouche and a cable-pattern; on the base, a bawdy picture of the woman seen from the rear.
As Chinese trade with Europe increased from the 18th century, European traders often commissioned Chinese craftsmen to produce goods to bring back to Europe, and this dish is one of such items. These commissions formed some of the earlier modern Chinese depictions of foreigners. The representation is usually not a caricature, as the craftsmen's main concern was to reproduce the design they've been given as accurately as they could. The bawdy decoration on this double-sided dish is based on the European print Perrette et le pot au lait.