Cf. Kurt Rder, Das Hchster Porzellan, pl. 4e, fig. 20, where a similar model is illustrated with it's companion figure of an egg-seller. Also see the example sold in these Rooms on 2 May 1956, lot 188 and the example sold by Christie's in New York on 17 June 1980, lot 244; both bearing puce I.Z. marks.
Johannes Zeschinger active at the Hchst factory circa 1750-53.
After the Meissen models by J.F. Eberlein, first modelled in 1746.