None of the Watteau subjects on this box are published in S. Ducret, Keramik und Graphik (Brunswick, 1973), nor are they the same as any used on the service made fro the Princes Reuss, which emphasises the large number of engravings at the painters' disposal. The pair of figures on the hinge side of the box also occur on a box in the Dresden Porzellansammlung, see B. Beaucamp-Markowsky, Boîtes en porcelaine (Fribourg, 1985), no. 92. The figures on the front are taken from L'embarquement par Cythère. The en cage gold mount is similar to that on the portrait box of Lady Caroline Fox ordered by Sir Charles Hanbury Williams in Dresden in 1748. See B. Beaucamp-Markowsky loc. cit., no. 117.