Traditionally this group has been described as the Dutch or Tyrolean dancers though contemporary descriptions differ, see Ingelore Menzhausen and Jurgen Karpinski, In Porzellan Versaubert, Basel, 1993, pp. 136-7, Kaendler's Taxa for 1743 records '1 Groupgen wie ein Arlequin mit einem dergl. Weibel miteinander Pohlnisch tanzen'. Three versions of this model were made, the first modelled by Eberlein in 1735 with two later revisions by Kaendler. This model proved so popular that is was copied by both the Chelsea and Bow factories and also by Chinese potters in the Qianlong period. See the similar model illustrated by Yvonne Hackenbroch, Meissen and other Continental Porcelain, Faience and Enamel in the Irwin Untermyer Collection, London, 1956, fig. 84.