This model was originally executed in 1774 as part of a large order for Catherine the Great. For an example in the exhibition Meissen für die Zaren and in the holdings of the Staatliches Museum, Lomonossow, see Pietsch, op. cit., p. 115, no. 175-176. Also compare Berling, op. cit., p. 64, fig. 148 and an anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 24 April 2002, lot 110.