This figure is part of a Commedia dell'Arte series which were modelled in 1764-5 before Wenzel Neu returned to Fulda in 1767 and are taken from engravings by Johann B. Probst adapted from drawings by Johann Jacob Schübler and published by Jeremias Wolffs Erben at Augsburg in 1729, pl. 5.
Cf. Robert Schmidt, Early European Porcelain as Collected by Otto Blohm, nos. 345-7 and pl. 94, also Roda S. Solowejcik, 'Thüringer Porzellan des 18 Jarhundert bis Anfang 19 Jahrhunderts, in der Sammlung der Ermitage', Keramos, July-October 1978, pl. 37.
Other examples sold in these Rooms on 9th April 1979, lot 136, with his companion Columbine on 11th Decmber 2000, lot 285; by Christie's Geneva on 11th November 1985, lot 42 and on 14th May 1990, lot 35; by Sotheby's Geneva on 14th November 1989, lot 62; and by Hans W. Lange, Berlin on 7-9th April 1938, lot 916. Another example is in the Pflueger Collection, see Hugo Morley-Fletcher, The Pflueger Collection (1993), Vol. I, p.206.