The arms are those of the Cavalli family. During the 16th and 17th Centuries members of the Cavalli family were ambassadors to Bavaria, Savoy, Spain, France and Rome, but it is still currently unclear as to which member of the family commissioned this service. A similar example in the Hoffmeister Collection in the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, is illustrated by Dieter Hoffmeister, 'Meissener Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts', Katalog Der Sammlung Hoffmeister (Hamburg, 1999), Vol. II, p. 499, no. 320.