See Rainer Rückert, Meissener Porzellan (1966), p. 209, no. 869 for a similar model, and another in the Pauls Collection, Basel, illustrated in Dr. Erika Pauls-Eisenbeiss, German Porcelain of the 18th Century (London 1972), pp. 238-239. Kändler's Taxa records the group as '1 cavalier kissing a shepherdess under a green tree' and it was produced in two forms, one with a tree and one, as with the present lot, without. The group without the tree is the rarer of the two versions.