For the model, see H.D. Flach, Ludwigsburger Porzellan (Stuttgart, 1997), no. 771. A similar group, formerly in the Emma Budge Collection, was sold in these Rooms on 7th October 1996, lot 321, and another from the Sir Bernard Eckstein Collection was sold by Sotheby's on 30th May 1949, lot 112. Another satirical group, akin to the present lot, depicting a lady with a ludicrously high coiffure (modelled seated at her toilet table with a man on a step-ladder attending to her hair) was sold in the same (1949) sale, lot 111.