See Otto Walcha, Meissner Porzellan (Dresden, 1973), fig. 257 for an illustration of this figure.
Depicted here as the hero of the story of his adventure to the moon. Originally an historical character: Karl Friedrich Hieronymus, Baron of Münchhausen (1720-1797). As a Lieutenant and cavalry officer in a Russian regiment, he defeated the Turks in 1716. He then moved to Hanover, where he would narrate his unbelievable adventures of war, hunting and travels. Rudolf Eric Raspe compiled these stories and embellished them. Thereafter several other adaptations were made adding both a satirical and poetic mood to the legend.