The unusual scene of figures with a telescope and a globe on the beaker are emblematic of Astronomy and Astrology. For a plate in the Wark Collection, Florida, with vignettes emblematic of various sciences which include a telescope and a globe, see Mary Campbell Gristina and Ralph Henry Wark, 'The Wark Collection, Early Meissen Porcelain', The Cummer Gallery of Art Catalogue (Jacksonville, 1984), Cat. No. 156, col. pl. 48. A beaker and saucer of similar form and related gilt decoration was sold by Sotheby's New York on 26th October 1988, lot 29, and another related beaker is illustrated by Siegfried Ducret, Meissner Porzellan (Brunswick, 1971), p. 199, fig. 228.