The serving of a boar's head is a traditional Christmas festivity in England and in the mid-18th century creating ceramic versions of the form became fashionable throughout Europe. Faience or soft-paste models were made at Strasbourg, Palissy, Chelsea and Höchst and porcelain models were imported from China, but examples in Dutch delft are quite rare. The only other known model in Dutch delft is in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (inv. no. 82.2a-c).