These figures, and also Fortuna (see lot 155) were all part of a series of the Ovidian gods modelled by Bustelli between 1754 and 1763. For other examples in the Bäuml Collection, see Alfred Ziffer, Nymphenburger Porzellan, Sammlung Bäuml, Schloss Nymphenburg Catalogue (Stuttgart, 1997), p. 24, no. 25 (for Mercury), and p. 28, no. 41 (for Vulcan). Also see the examples sold in these Rooms on 9th July 2001, lot 251 (part).