A similar example was sold in these Rooms on 30th March 1987, lot 120, and another is illustrated by Len and Yvonne Adams, Meissen Portrait Figures (London, 1987), col. pl. XI, where they point out that this figure was used on the table as a salt as the drums are hollow. A similar example is illustrated by Carl Albiker, Die Meissener Porzellantiere im 18. Jahrhundert (Berlin, 1959), no. 268. Also see K. Berling, Meissen, Commemorative Edition (1911), p. 30, fig 45 for a similar model with a pendant equestrian figure of a trumpeter.