There were six pieces from this service in the Argyropoulo sale in 1927. Two of them are now in the Rijksmuseum, see Abraham L. den Blaauwen, op. cit. (Amsterdam, 2000), no. 89. The present lot was certainly one of the other four. Other similar dishes are in the Hoffmeister Collection, see Meissener Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts (Hamburg, 1999), Vol. I., no. 66.
The subjects on the present lot are derived from sheet no. 44 of the Schulz-Codex (illustrated above). Though it is possible to ascribe the decoration to C.F. Herold, too little is known about J.G. Höroldt's mature style to discover whether he might have been involved in the decoration of this major series of pieces.