For beaker vases of similar form, see R. Rückert, Meissener Porzellan (Munich, 1966), pl. 13, nos. 31 & 32. See also Rolf Sonnemann and Eberherd Wächtler et al., Johann Friedrich Böttger (Leipzig, 1982), no. 202 for a vase with similar masks and moulded with fruiting vine decorated in couloured enamels.
Christian III was Duke of Zweibrücken from 1731-1735, and married Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken.