Variants of this form can be seen in Böttger red stoneware and porcelain and are traditionally attributed to designs by the court silversmith Johann Jakob Irminger.
The chinoiserie figure decoration is typical of the factory style conceived by the head of the decorating workshop, Johann Gregorius Höroldt. The scenes of figures seated at an architectural plinth being served fruit by a kneeling Oriental, the other of two figures seated at a low table eating fruit and of a man crouching by a pot are all taken from sheet 43 of his sketchbook, known as the Schulz Codex. The figures at a low table eating fruit reoccur in a similar scene on sheet 94.
For two covered beakers of similar form in the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich, painted with Oriental shipping scenes, see Ulrich Pietsch and Claudia Banz (ed.), Triumph of the Blue Swords, Meissen Porcelain for Aristocracy and Bourgeoisie 1710-1815, Exhibition Catalogue, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, 2010, pp. 190-191, cat. no. 54. Another of the same form (lacking cover) painted with Oriental figures within a cartouche is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and illustrated by Ulrich Pietsch, Johann Gregorius Höroldt 1696-1775, Exhibition Catalogue, Porzellansammlung Zwinger, Dresden, 1996, p. 179, no. 135. Another example of the same form, formerly in the collection of La Baronne Alix de Rothschild, painted with a similar continuous chinoiserie scene was sold by Christie's, New York, on 21 May 1997, lot 140.