It has been suggested by A.L. den Blaauwen, "Keramik mit Chinoiserien nach Stichen von Petrus Schenck jun" Keramos No. 31, January 1966, that this type of decoration may derive from a set of 36 prints by the contempoary Dutch engraver Petrus Schenck, Jr., entitled Nieuwe geinventeerde Sineesen, with which von Lwenfinck and successive painter's at Meissen must have been familiar. See Siegfried Ducret, Unknown Porcelain of the 18th Century, pls. 36-41, for a discussion of the Meissen tankard signed F.v.L. and a slightly later similarly signed Bayreuth tankard, the decoration of both apparently derived from Schenck's chinoiserie engravings and both thought to be by von Lwenfinck.
Although the decoration of the present lot does not correspond with Petrus Schenck, Jr.'s prints illustrated by Dr. den Blaauwen, ibid., the musicians are reminiscent of a Schenck print illustrated in the same edition of Keramos in an article by Siegfried Ducret, "Die Vorbilder zu Einigen Choiserien von Peter Schenk", pl. 23: 'der Sineser Musicanten bey Auffzgen'.