A number of similar gold-mounted South German sewing nécessaires exist including examples at Waddesdon Manor (illustrated in S. Grandjean et al., The James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor. Gold Boxes and Miniatures of the Eighteenth Century, Fribourg, 1975, nos. 45-47, pp. 94-102), the Cleveland Museum of Art and in the Museum für Kunsthandwerk in Frankfurt. The caskets appear to fall into two main categories of decoration, first, those with Chinoiserie scenes and secondly, those with contemporary figures in elaborate rococo settings. The syle of ornament is reminiscent of the work of numerous Augsburg artists and engravers of this date such I. J. A. Stockmann, J. S. and J. B. Klauber, F. X. Habermann and above all, J. E. Nilson. It is interesting to note that the scene on the lid of the Frankfurt casket of a lady and gentleman seated at a table is based exactly on a drawing of Nilson's, now in the Kunstbibliothek, Berlin, for a casket lid.