This figure is derived from an engraving by J.P Le Bas (1707-83) which was published in 1754 and which was after a painting by Chardin. For an illustration of the engraving see W.B. Honey, Dresden China, London, 1934, p. 119, pl. LI (a). See also Dr. Erika Pauls-Eisenbeiss, German Porcelain of the 18th Century, London, 1972, Vol. I, p. 98 for a similar figure and details of comparable examples.