A similar example was sold by Christie's on 6th April 1981, lot 115 and on 4th July 1967, lot 183. A coffee-pot, from the Princes Reuss Collection, of the same form but with enamelled decoration, was sold by Christie's at Gera on 26th May 1998, lot 140. Also see the example illustrated by Ulrich Pietsch, 'Early Meissen Porcelain' Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte der Hansestadt Lübeck, 14th November 1993-31st January 1994, and others 26th February-30th April 1994 Exhibition Catalogue (Lübeck, 1993), pp. 20-21, no 2. He discusses the influence of Chinese forms on this shape of coffee-pot, and points out the similarities between the sea-monster's head with that of a Ming period jade wine-pitcher in the Palace Museum, Peking (illustrated in the 'Schätze aus der verbotenen Stadt, Berliner Festspiele' Catalogue , p. 187, fig 112).